Most people wouldn’t know this by looking, but I have high cholesterol. Very high. The first time I discovered this was five years ago during an employee-sponsored wellness event.

I never thought about it before since I’ve always had a normal BMI and was never particularly concerned about my health. Being young, fit (from the looks of it) and just out of college, my physical well-being was the last thing on my mind. However, when the nurse gawked at my score of 250, I realized something needed to change. This was my triggering moment.