Monday, December 18

Exercise to Lower Bad Cholesterol

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Cholesterol is something that every human body produces for its normal functions.  It is when individual eat food or drink beverages with too much sugar or high fats that damage is done to the body.  Because of unhealthy eating practices, many people suffer from heart problems, hypertension, diabetes, or stroke.  The good news is that these can be prevented from happening.

Aside from making the necessary diet changes, exercising is an excellent way to lower bad cholesterol.  Exercise increases metabolism of the body, which in turn expels toxins and harmful oils that are detrimental to health.

Individuals who have not been physically active for a period of time should consult with their doctor before engaging in any exercise program to get the recommended fitness regimen for their body’s needs.  Those who suffer from heart problems may do low-impact exercises such as walking, low-impact aerobics, and yoga.

Some doctors allow their patients to participate in high-impact exercises such as jogging, running, swimming, cycling, and high-impact aerobics.

Exercises are being recommended depending on a person’s health condition, age, gender, and weight.  The physicians devise a plan which a person should present to the fitness instructor who will formulate an exercise program.  All the individual needs to do is follow it.

In one or two weeks, noticeable changes will occur in the levels of good and bad cholesterol, including loss of weight.

Even if a person does not have time or the resources to go to a fitness gym, there are other ways in which one can follow an exercise program. With strong will and discipline, it can actually be done at home.  Some can do brisk walking either in the morning before going to work or in the afternoon after office hours.  Many buildings have signs that encourage people to use the stairs instead of the elevator when going up or down a floor or two.  People may also utilize a wide parking area for health purposes.  Parking far from the entrance will force an individual to walk more.

It is also important to drink water during exercise to prevent the body from dehydrating which leads to exhaustion.  It is best to keep a glass or a bottle of water nearby while exercising.

The saying that “health is wealth” is still very true.  Exercising is an excellent way to reduce bad cholesterol in order to live a long and healthy life.  It is better to do something good for your body now for health’s sake, than to do nothing at all and be sorry later.

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