Lifestyle modification is an important part of a treatment plan for high cholesterol and high triglycerides. In fact, losing a modest amount of weight and increasing exercise alone can help bring your cholesterol and triglyceride levels back into a healthy range. (Exercise may lower triglycerides even if you don't lose weight.) Moderate exercise is recommended. You can begin a safe exercise program with the advice of your doctor. See the exercise article for more information and helpful tips.
Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is recommended for everyone, especially people with high cholesterol and high triglycerides. Exercise can help. Also consider modifying your diet to help you achieve this.
Also, if you smoke, quit. See the smoking cessation article for more information and helpful tips.Treatments include:
Effect of Exercise on Lipid Disorders
Exercise improves lipid profile, helping to bring both cholesterol and triglycerides into healthy ranges.
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Effect of Smoking Cessation on Lipid Disorders
Smoking lowers the amount of HDL, the healthy type of cholesterol, in the blood. Quitting smoking can help raise your rates of "good" cholesterol.
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Effect of Acupuncture on Lipid Disorders
Acupuncture can help reduce some of the risk factors that can lead to lipid disorders. For example, acupuncture can help people quit smoking, loose weight, and have the energy to exercise, all of...
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Effect of Yoga on Lipid Disorders
There is no question that keeping a healthy weight helps protect people from lipid disorders. Yoga is a wonderful way to exercise as you can start out with gentle poses and move into a more rigorous...
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