These Are the Best Exercises to Improve Heart Health

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“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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