Lower Your Cholesterol: 7 Changes You Can Make Today

Become More Physically Active


Even moderate exercise can help improve cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure. If you are relatively healthy and cleared for exercise, the American Heart Association recommends a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise such as brisk walking, at least 5 days per week. If you haven’t exercised regularly (or at all) for years, start slowly: Try walking at an easy pace for 15 minutes a day, five days a week, and gradually work your way up to at least 30 minutes each day. (Always get clearance from your doctor before beginning an exercise program.)