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  • Being physically active can help lower your cholesterol level and this doesnt necessarily mean going to the gym but everyday activities like cleaning or walking or a structured exercise program at the gym. Exercise helps lower cholesterol levels several ways by increasing the amounts of HDL cholesterol (the good kind of cholesterol) in your blood, while reducing the amount of LDL cholesterol (the bad, artery-clogging kind). It also promotes weight loss/control and when you exercise, you tone up your whole body’s circulation, helping to clear away clots in the blood vessels and making the heart a stronger, more efficient pump.
    I have high cholesterol but am a size 8 so there is a lot of genetics and diet involved.

  • Hannah

    I have to agree with Jayne here. Also, you mention a healthier diet. Increasing your fibre intake is an excellent way to lower your cholesterol. Here’s why:

    Your body has this very efficient recycling system. When you eat, the food goes all the way to your intestine where something called bile acids get released to help digest the food. These bile acids are composed of a lot of cholesterol. If you eat fibre, the fibre will act as a sponge to absorb some of these cholesterol-containing bile acids to eliminate them when you go to the bathroom. If there’s no fibre to absorb some of the bile acids, they will get re-absorbed. Thus, your cholesterol levels will not be lowered. This recycling system is what makes lowering cholesterol so hard.

    High cholesterol levels are not necessarily related to being overweight. There is some genetics involved as Jayne mentioned as well as medical conditions. Try to exercise and eat healthy for a few weeks. If your cholesterol levels did not change, talk to your doctor.

    Hope this helps!

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  • Yes, of course it does. With exercise, your cholesterol will be lowered as you burn fat and increase endurance.

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