February is Heart Health Month. Keep your heart healthy by controlling your cholesterol. Work with your provider to understand your HDL (good cholesterol) and LDL (bad cholesterol). Staying within a certain range is key in keeping your heart healthy. Elevated cholesterol over a period of time can increase your risk of stroke and heart attack. Some of the risk factors for high cholesterol, such as genetics, can’t be controlled, but healthy lifestyle choices are sure to keep your heart healthy. Don’t smoke, eat a healthy diet rich with fruits and vegetables, and exercise regularly. Take good care of your heart, and it will take good care of you.