Keeping track of your cholesterol is simple to do. We offer cholesterol screenings, which are done through a quick finger prick blood test.
Cholesterol is an important substance in the body and is needed for your hormones and to digest food, among many other essential bodily functions. However, high cholesterol can cause blood vessels to narrow and sometimes become blocked, which can increase your risk of stroke or heart attack.
How to prevent high cholesterol
There are many simple lifestyle changes you can make to decrease your cholesterol levels, such as:
- Reduce the amount of fatty foods in your diet
- Eat more fibre-rich foods
- Eat more fruit and vegetables
- Lose excess weight
- Quit smoking
- Maintain an active lifestyle, aiming for 30 minutes or more of exercise daily
- Reduce alcohol consumption
Checking your cholesterol
To book a cholesterol screening test, speak to one of our pharmacists today. They will be able to tell how your levels are tracking and provide further advice, such as referring you to a GP, if your levels are outside normal ranges.
Cholesterol Testing not available at all stores, please check with your local store for availability and price.