In today’s article, I’ll reveal the 2 best types of exercise for healthy cholesterol levels. The best part is that it requires no money and can be done anywhere, anytime…
But before I start with the exercises, I want to first discuss the REAL CAUSE of unhealthy cholesterol levels… something that most doctors don’t know.
My Parent’s Battle With Cholesterol & The REAL Cause Of It!…
Back in 1998 my parent’s blood work both showed unhealthy cholesterol levels. To make a long story short, we tried everything…
- Cholesterol-lowering drugs — these worked, but these just had LOTS of negative side effects, as I’m sure you know.
- Change in lifestyle — better diet, exercise, rest, etc… It also helped in the long run, but it required a lot more discipline and sacrifices
- Supplements, herbs, and vitamins — most were just a waste of time and money. Only about 6-7 key ingredients had a “magical effect”. And I’ll tell you which ones at the end of this short presentation
What I discovered through all of these things we tested is that the real cause of unhealthy cholesterol is genetics and the negative changes in your HORMONES due to AGING!
And this is why the older we get, the higher the cholesterol levels. And why do women who go through menopause, all of a sudden have an increase in cholesterol…
Again, the change in hormones.
And this is why teenagers and people in their 20s rarely have cholesterol problems and yet, they live a very unhealthy lifestyle.
And this is where the correct type of exercise can make improvements in your “youth hormones”, which will eventually cause an improvement in your cholesterol levels and lipid levels.
One of the best ways to improve your “youth” hormones and help slow down aging, is by utilizing “resistant exercise”.
Basically, lifting weights!
This can be done with free weights, cables, machines, or even your own body weight. Thus, this can be done almost anywhere, anytime — no machines or gyms.
When you lift weights, you increase testosterone, growth hormones, thyroid hormones, and other “youth” hormones, which naturally help “fix” many health problems over time — one of them being an unhealthy cholesterol profile.
And don’t worry, you’re not going to get “buffed” out – especially women. That’s just genetics and lots of steroids.
The next best exercise is walking. Again, you can do it anywhere, anytime.
Walking is great because it is AEROBIC (with oxygen), while lifting weights is ANAEROBIC (without oxygen).
You need both.
The REAL benefit of walking is that it helps lower your stress hormones, such as cortisol — which is an “aging” hormone.
As far as how much, how often, and how long?… Start off lifting weights 3x a week, 20-45 min max. That’s all you need.
And walk 3-4x weekly, 20-45 min. Start low and build up over time.
You can do your walking and lifting weights on the same day or on alternate days … or whenever. What’s important is that you just do it!