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How can exercise help to manage borderline cholesterol levels?

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Exercise helps you get your cholesterol down from the borderline range.

Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per day. Taking a brisk walk, riding your bike, playing a team sport, or taking a group fitness class will increase your heart rate while raising HDL ("good") cholesterol.

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Lowering Your Cholesterol with TLC."

CDC: “Cholesterol Facts.”

Mayo Clinic: “Top 5 Lifestyle Choices to Reduce Cholesterol,” “Cholesterol: Top 5 Foods to Lower Your Numbers.”

American Heart Association: “Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Monitoring of High Cholesterol.”

Chai, S. , April 2011. The FASEB Journal

Alvarez-Suarez, J. , March 2014. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

FDA: "Talking About Trans Fat: What You Need to Know."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 16, 2018

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Lowering Your Cholesterol with TLC."

CDC: “Cholesterol Facts.”

Mayo Clinic: “Top 5 Lifestyle Choices to Reduce Cholesterol,” “Cholesterol: Top 5 Foods to Lower Your Numbers.”

American Heart Association: “Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Monitoring of High Cholesterol.”

Chai, S. , April 2011. The FASEB Journal

Alvarez-Suarez, J. , March 2014. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

FDA: "Talking About Trans Fat: What You Need to Know."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 16, 2018

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