Healthy living

Making some simple changes to your lifestyle can keep your cholesterol levels and your heart healthier.

Eat a healthy diet, keep active, cut down on alcohol, avoid smoking and look after any other health problems you may have to look after your heart. 


Try out some heart healthy recipes

Three steps to heart-healthy eating on a budget

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Heart healthy African and Caribbean diets

Healthy eating is essential if you're from an African or Caribbean background, but you don’t have to give up your traditional foods to have a healthy diet.

Find simple swaps and meal plans to keep your heart healthy. 

Other ways to lower cholesterol

As well as eating well, there are other things you can do to look after your health and lower your cholesterol even further. 

Learn about alcohol and cholesterol

RahimRahim’s story

After a health screening revealed troubling results, Rahim contacted HEART UK and took his first step towards a remarkable turnaround.

Read his story


Download our free booklets on all things cholesterol


Looking after your weight 

Keeping to a healthy weight and losing weight if you need to will help to look after your cholesterol, your blood pressure and your heart.

It's especially important for you to lose weight if you carry your weight around your middle. 

Learn about being a healthy weight


Nutrition myths BUSTED by science!

The internet is awash with mis-information on what we should and shouldn’t eat, and often it is in relation to heart health. This can be very difficult to navigate and can lead to unhealthy eating, so we take a look at the most common offenders and separate the fact from fiction. 

See the truth behind the myths

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