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EXERCISE: A PLUS IN CHOLESTEROL MANAGEMENT

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Heart Health

EXERCISE: A PLUS IN CHOLESTEROL MANAGEMENT

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Exercise is one of the most powerful ways to lower your cholesterol. Looking for exercise plus a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet is superior to either of them alone.1, 2

4 Tricks to Stay On Track

1.     Aim for a minimum of 30 minutes workout each day. It’s better to exercise on most days.1 A little exercise is better than none.2

2.     Good choices such as taking a nice walk, going for a run, enjoying swimming in the pool or going to work by bike, are highly beneficial. If you like going to the gym, try the treadmill. Aerobic exercise is the best for improving cholesterol. 1

3.     Try taking fun classes like Zumba, doing something you love, whatever it may be, helps you commit for longer.1

4.     Use your smartphone app to count steps. Target a total of 10,000 or more steps every day.1

Results might be highly satisfactory as some patients succeeded in reducing their LDL by 10-15% and increase their HDL by 20%, by simply following these tricks. 2

References:

1.     Robinson, KM. Exercise and Cholesterol: How Much Is Enough? 2014 WebMD Available at: https://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/features/cholesterol-how-much-exercise#1 Last accessed: 22/06/2019
2.     Davis, S. Exercise to Lower Cholesterol. 2007 WebMD Available at:
https://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/features/exercise-to-lower-cholesterol#3 Last accessed: 22/06/2019