Can high cholesterol be reversed by exercise?
Exercise can improve cholesterol. Moderate physical activity can help raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol. With your doctor’s OK, work up to at least 30 minutes of exercise five times a week or vigorous aerobic activity for 20 minutes three times a week.
How much exercise do you need a day to lower cholesterol?
Exactly how much exercise is needed to lower cholesterol has been a matter of some debate. In general, most public health organizations recommend, at a minimum, 30 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous exercise , such as walking, jogging, biking, or gardening.
How long does it take to lower cholesterol with exercise?
You’ll see changes in your LDL level after just 3-6 months of exercising regularly. It takes longer to see a difference in HDL. Most studies show it takes an average of 9 months, Higgins says.