Exercise weekly at least 150 minutes with moderate intensity.
The new study, whose results were published in the Journal of the American College of CardioLog reveals that exercise can help regulate cholesterol and prevention of high cholesterol later in life.
Previous studies have shown that high cholesterol levels can increase the risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke. By practicing the maintains the health of the cardiovascular system, reduces the level of bad (LDL) and raises the level of good (HDL) cholesterol.
The study included more than 11,400 men aged 20 to 90 years. Scientists have measured the levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and HDL cholesterol. Participants were then running on a treadmill as scientists could measure their level of physical fitness.
Men whose physical condition had a greater risk of elevated cholesterol levels, and in the early thirties. On the other hand, men of good physical fitness had a lower risk of developing high cholesterol levels, and in the next 15 years.
Exercise is the key to achieving good cardiovascular health. Regular physical activity and maintaining a good physical condition helps in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, heart attack and stroke.
Experts recommend that you practice a week at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of increased intensity. To fulfill this quota is enough to exercise for 20 minutes a day.