Being overweight is symptomatic of high cholesterol levels. Exercising can, however, help you lose or maintain weight and keep a constant check at your cholesterol levels. Exercise, in fact in any form, be it every day activity like cleaning the backyard or a structured exercise regime can significantly lower cholesterol in numerous ways.
[Read: Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol]
Earlier, researchers weren’t too sure about whether exercise can lower bad cholesterol levels. A major cause of confusion was arising from the fact that studies conducted focused on the effects of both dietary patterns and exercise on cholesterol levels. And, it subsequently became difficult to determine which out of the two was actually lowering bad cholesterol.
But recent studies, on careful examination, have found out that exercise does reduce bad cholesterol level.
[Read: Myths about Lowering Cholesterol]
How does exercise lower cholesterol level:
So, now that you know that exercising reduces cholesterol levels you better chart out an exercise regime. If you like then keep in mind the following guidelines:
Now, what are you waiting for? Don’t be a spoilt sport. Put on your track suit and exercise with your buddies!
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