Las Vegas, Nevada - Maintaining a consistent routine, including a heart-healthy diet and regular exercise, is an important part of managing your cholesterol. But that doesn't mean breaking from your routine for travel has to be off-limits. With some planning and a positive mindset, you can keep up your healthy habits — whether you're traveling for business or pleasure. To manage your cholesterol when you're away from home, consider these tips:

Manage your medications

If you're taking a cholesterol-lowering drug:

Schedule time for exercise

For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity. To maintain your activity level while traveling:

Don't use your trip as an excuse for unhealthy behavior

To keep up your healthy routine:

If you have any concerns about managing your cholesterol during a trip, talk to your doctor.