Today’s article I’ll reveal the 2 best types of exercise for lowering your cholesterol. 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 high cholesterol… something that most doctors don’t know.
My Parent’s Battle With High Cholesterol
& The REAL Cause Of It!…
Back in 1998 my parent’s blood work both showed high cholesterol levels. To make a long story short, we tried everything…
- Cholesterol lowering “statin” drugs — but these just had a ton of negative side-effects, as I’m sure you know.
- Change in lifestyle — better diet, exercise, rest, etc.. — this did help in the long-run, but it requires 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 high cholesterol is genetics and the change in your HORMONES due to AGING!
And this is why the older we get, the higher the cholesterol levels. And why women who go through menopause, all of a sudden have high cholesterol…
Again, the change in hormones. And this is why teenagers and people in their 20’s rarely have cholesterol problems and yet, they live a very unhealthy life-style.
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 and lipid levels.
One of the best ways to improve your “youth” hormones and help reverse 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 high cholesterol.
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 with 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!