Health Tip: Exercise Boosts Heart Health

Health Tip: Exercise Boosts Heart Health

Health Tip: Exercise Boosts Heart Health

It can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise may be just what the doctor ordered to improve heart health.

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute says potential benefits of exercise include:

  • Reducing blood pressure and triglycerides.
  • Boosting "good" HDL cholesterol.
  • Improving levels of blood sugar, thereby reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Cutting proteins responsible for harmful inflammation.
  • Improving chances of maintaining a healthier weight.
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