Try these tips to help lower your LDL

You probably already know that eating right and increasing physical activity can help lower your LDL. But here’s a quick reminder.

how to make healthy food choices

Enjoy a variety of
healthy foods

Choose different foods from each of the main food groups (grains, fruits, vegetables, lean meats/fish/poultry, dairy, and fats).

Shop the
outer aisles

You’re likely to find heathier choices among the outer aisles of the store. Steer clear of the middle aisles where bad-for-you selections are usually located.

Carry
a list

Print the healthy food choices below.
Take it grocery shopping with you as a
reminder of “good eats.”

Healthy food choices at
a glance

More of these

  • Skinless poultry
  • Healthy fats (such as canola and olive oil)
  • Fish (such as salmon)
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Beans and legumes
  • Whole grains
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Nuts

Less of these

  • Red meat
  • Sweets/bakery goods
  • Butter and cheese
  • Pork
  • Added sugars
  • Salt
  • Trans fats (like margarine)
  • Fried foods

Check nutrition labels

Nutrition labels have lots of information.
But what does it all mean? The sample nutrition label below helps explain what you see on
the label to help you understand just what you’re eating.

Download and print the sample nutrition label.
Then take it with you to your next trip to the
grocery store. And use it to help choose foods with the best nutrients for you.

Serving size and number of servings

Calories per serving and number of fat calories, based on 2,000 calories a day

Amount of specific nutrients, based on 2,000 calories a day

Good-for-you vitamins and nutrients

Breakdown of how much of these nutrients you should consume based on 2,000 or 2,500 calories a day

ways to increase activity

Here are a few ways
to stay active

Exercise. Just saying the word can make some people break into a sweat. But exercise can be any form of physical activity that gets you moving and burning calories. Start slowly, especially if it’s been awhile since you exercised.

Choose activities that are part of your everyday routine, such as walking the dog or parking far from the store. Try to mix things up so you stay motivated, and check with your doctor before starting any exercise program. Here are some additional suggestions to get you moving.

LIGHT
  • Standing while working (typing)
  • Household chores (cooking, washing dishes)
  • Fishing—sitting
  • Standing while watching TV
  • Slowly walking
  • Playing most musical instruments
MODERATE
  • Heavy cleaning (washing windows, vacuuming)
  • Bicycling (10−12 mph)
  • Brisk walking (4 mph)
  • Climbing stairs
  • Ballroom dancing
  • Gardening

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paying for Repatha®?

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Important Safety Information and Approved Use

Do not use Repatha® if you are allergic to evolocumab or to any of the ingredients in Repatha®.

Before you start using Repatha®, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including allergies, and if you are allergic to rubber or latex, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. The needle covers on the single-use prefilled syringes and the inside of the needle caps on the single-use prefilled SureClick® autoinjectors contain dry natural rubber. The single-use Pushtronex system (on-body infusor with prefilled cartridge) is not made with natural rubber latex.

Tell your healthcare provider or pharmacist about any prescription and over-the-counter medicines you are taking or plan to take, including natural or herbal remedies.

What are the possible side effects of Repatha®?

Repatha® may cause allergic reactions. Call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away if you have any symptoms of an allergic reaction including a severe rash, redness, severe itching, a swollen face, or trouble breathing.

The most common side effects of Repatha® include: runny nose, sore throat, symptoms of the common cold, flu or flu-like symptoms, back pain, and redness, pain, or bruising at the injection site.

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Repatha®. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-10881-800-FDA-1088.

Approved Use

Repatha® is an injectable prescription medicine called a PCSK9 inhibitor. Repatha® is used:

  • along with diet and maximally tolerated statin therapy in adults with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (an inherited condition that causes high levels of LDL) or atherosclerotic heart or blood vessel problems, who need additional lowering of LDL cholesterol.

The effect of Repatha® on heart problems, such as heart attacks, stroke, or death, has not been determined.

Please see full Prescribing Information on this website.

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