You can have a healthy lifestyle and still have a cholesterol level that puts you at risk for heart problems or stroke. Cholesterol problems can run in families. And cholesterol goes up as you age, no matter how healthy you are. But healthy habits are worth having because they can help you avoid some of the problems related to cholesterol, like heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, heart attack, and stroke.
The below link has some more useful information on high-cholesterol prevention:
What are some changes and steps that you can make to your lifestyle?
If you have already taken these steps - What worked best for you? Any recommendations or words of encouragement?