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Exercising with High Cholesterol

Tips to Conquer Cholesterol with Fitness
  -- By Jen Mueller & Nicole Nichols, Fitness Experts
Being overweight is a leading risk factor for high cholesterol. The good news is that regular physical activity will help with both weight loss and lowering cholesterol. Exercise can actually increase your HDL (good) levels while lowering your LDL (bad) cholesterol. You’ll be happy to know that you don’t need to spend countless hours in the gym to achieve the heart-health benefits of getting active. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week.

What the Research Shows Convinced yet? Hopefully you are. Remember that exercise is important for so many reasons, from weight maintenance to overall health. But how do you know where to start?

Exercise Tips for People with High Cholesterol
A safe exercise program can help you conquer cholesterol once and for all. Now that you're committed to start a heart-healthy exercise program, here are a few tips to help you start off on the right foot. It's never too late to start an active lifestyle. No matter how old you are, how unfit you feel, or how long you've been inactive, research shows that starting a more active lifestyle now—through consistent, moderately intense activity—can make you healthier and improve your quality of life. Increasing your overall activity, even in ways you wouldn’t think of as exercise, also boasts big benefits.