These Are the Best Exercises to Improve Heart Health


“You have six months to get these numbers under control, or I’m putting you on cholesterol medicine.” Those were the words my doctor used eight years ago at a routine checkup. Three months postpartum and a total cholesterol in the “high” category, I knew it was time to get my body moving. Three years prior to that appointment, my dad died suddenly from a heart attack.

He battled high cholesterol most of his adult life and lived several decades on cholesterol-lowering medicine. While he did make some lifestyle changes before his death, they came too little too late.After that routine checkup, I ditched all of the excuses, put my heart health first and went back to the one thing that has always helped control my cholesterol: exercise.

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