HIGH CHOLESTEROL, KNOWN AS HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA, IS A MAJOR RISK FACTOR FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE. IN THE UNITED STATES, MORE THAN 105 MILLION PEOPLE (THAT’S ALMOST 50% OF ADULTS OVER AGE 20) SUFFER FROM ELEVATED CHOLESTEROL.
Individuals who are sedentary, overweight or obese, consume a diet high in saturated fat, have a family history of high cholesterol and/or are middle-aged or older are at particularly high risk of hypercholesterolemia and subsequent cardiovascular complications. The good news is that cholesterol levels can be improved with a little TLC; that is, therapeutic lifestyle changes.
Here’s everything you need to know about Managing Cholesterol with Exercise.
Source: American Council on Exercise (ACE).