How does exercise affect Cholesterol?7 Oct

How does exercise affect Cholesterol?

October is Cholesterol Awareness Month! We wanted to help you understand more about cholesterol and what you can do to keep yourself healthy!

Cholesterol can build up in your arteries which can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases; low-density lipoprotein cholesterol is more likely to cause issues than high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. HDL cholesterol can help to reduce the build-up of LDL cholesterol in your arteries.

Exercising not only keeps your body active and healthy overall; by regularly exercising, you can help to increase the HDL cholesterol in your body.

Exercises for lowering cholesterol:


Not only is a jog perfect for you to get out and about at the moment, by keeping up your cardiovascular health, you will lower your cholesterol.

Brisk Walk:

We understand that going for a run as you grow older can be a lot trickier; by walking further or faster, you can keep up your fitness as well as cardiovascular health. If you want more ways to keep active as you grow older, click here.


Cycling is a lot easier on your joints and reduces the risk of heart disease; cycling is also a great way to get your daily exercise in such as heading to the shops or to work!


Swimming, like cycling, is easy on your joints which can really help as you age! Not only that, but you can try out Aqua Cycle or some of our other incredible water workouts that you might find interesting!

You can find some of our fantastic cardio online workouts on our YouTube channel if you want to try out more!

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