Exercise plays a fundamental role in reducing our cholesterol. Even without the added benefit of losing weight, physical activity helps to reduce the level of cholesterol.
Regular physical activity is part of a treatment regime in preventing excess cholesterol.
Exercise reduces your cardiovascular risk factors associated with excess cholesterol.
- It is important to start slowly and to always warm up before any physical activity
30 minutes of walking per day
30 minutes of walking each day is sufficient to maintain your health : walking without stopping for 15 to 20 minutes, with slight breathlessness is what you need to aim for ...
Seek medical advice
Always seek medical advice before embarking on any new exercise programme or sporting activity.
Use a pedometer
According to a study published in JAMA in 2007, the use of a pedometer increases the number of steps taken each day by 2200 steps. Pedometers have been shown to help increase a persons level of activity. This in turn increases the good cholesterol and decreases your BMI (Body Mass Index).
Do not forget to diet
The right diet is also essential in reducing cholesterol and is as just as important as increasing your physical activity.