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Lower Cholesterol Naturally And Avoid Statins

Lower Cholesterol Naturally And Avoid Statins

Learning how to lower cholesterol naturally is what most people should seek to do before turning to medication. However, any facts or natural ways you may take from this article shouldn’t be thought of as a replacement of your medication if you are taking any statin already. Perhaps, take them something like an aid in achieving a healthier and a more comfortable life. 

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Smoking And Cholesterol – Are They Related?

Smoking And Cholesterol – Are They Related?

As we try to figure out all aspects of our lifestyle, genetics, and diet that can lead to high cholesterol there is one thing that continues to pop up – smoking.  It is clear that smoking and cholesterol are very much related, and definitely not in a good way.  Even without considering cholesterol, smoking has an extremely negative impact on your health and increases the risk of heart attack by 100%.  There is such a strong relationship between cholesterol and smoking that one of the first suggestions that any doctor makes when a patient is diagnosed with high cholesterol is – stop smoking!  

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Doctors With Good Cholesterol And Exercise Routines Prescribe Physical Fitness

Doctors With Good Cholesterol And Exercise Routines Prescribe Physical Fitness

In 2005 the USDA and Health and Human Services put out guidelines that included regular exercise as a key to living a lifestyle that provides a healthy heart.  The American Heart Association recommends regular exercise not only to maintain body weight and prevent obesity, but because it has been shown that regular physical activity can lower LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) while raising HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol).  This means that cholesterol and exercise are closely linked.

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Does Exercise Lower Cholesterol Levels?

Does Exercise Lower Cholesterol Levels?

After being diagnosed with high cholesterol you will most likely look for lifestyle changes that you can implement in order to take control of your cholesterol levels.  While medication is an fast and easy fix, it comes with a high price . . . side effects.  It is best to manage your LDLs (bad cholesterol) and HDLs (good cholesterol) without first taking statin drugs.  So, before you start working on adding an exercise routine to your schedule you probably are asking one important question, “does exercise lower cholesterol levels”?

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