We know that the biggest effect on cholesterol levels comes from our diet, but many of us ask if exercise can also help lower the levels of cholesterol. It turns out that it can, as long as we do it regularly. Good activities in this sense include high pace walking, jogging or training using resistance equipment. According to research, the minimum amount for observable effect is two and a half hours each week. In addition to cholesterol, blood pressure can also be lowered through exercise.
- People should aim for 150 minutes of cardio per day to reduce their bad cholesterol.
- regular exercise is helpful for many reasons including lowering weight and reducing fatigue.
- There are various types of exercise that are beneficial, including walking, which is easier to stick to than running.
“The American Heart Association (AHA) advise people to aim for a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise per week to lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad,” cholesterol levels.”