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

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There are 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

Learn about being a healthy weight 

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


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. 

Looking after your weight


Heart health 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 unfortunately can often lead to unhealthy eating patterns, so here we focus on the most frequent offenders. We clarify the situation for each myth, based on the best scientific evidence available and include practical, straight forward advice.

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We have lots of free booklets and factsheets that you can download

Booklets and factsheets