Exercise is an important part of any plan to lower cholesterol—that’s because there are a number of important health benefits. In fact, staying active:
Increasing your activity level doesn’t have to be difficult—and doesn’t have to be all at once, either. Instead of long sessions of activity, you could spread them out throughout your day, such as a ten-minute walk in the morning and a ten-minute walk in the evening.
Getting some form of exercise, even for as little as 150 minutes spread out over the week, can make a big difference. Always be sure to talk to your doctor before beginning any exercise program.
If you're trying to lose weight and working on getting your cholesterol to a healthy level, one thing that can make a big difference is exercising on a regular basis. You may already know that being overweight or obese can increase your cholesterol levels, which can also contribute to plaque buildup in your arteries.
Start by talking to your doctor about helping you with a simple and effective weight-loss plan and to determine appropriate weight goals. For more information, visit the American Council on Exercise. This organization supports exercise and provides ways to get and stay fit. It has educational materials about exercise and fitness.
Talk to your doctor about prescription CRESTOR.
When diet and exercise alone aren't enough to lower cholesterol, adding CRESTOR can help.
In adults, CRESTOR is prescribed along with diet to lower high cholesterol and to slow plaque buildup in arteries as part of a treatment plan to lower cholesterol to goal.
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