Regular exercise can help lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad,” cholesterol, which is the main cause of cholesterol build up and a major risk factor for heart disease. Also, exercise can also help raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol, which helps prevent cholesterol build-up.
20 minutes a day of moderate intense physical work out such as cycling, dancing, bowling and gardening or more-intense activities include jogging, swimming, and playing basketball, racquetball, soccer and tennis can help.
Strength training exercises such as squats, arm curls and leg raises, at least two days a week increases benefit.
However, consult your doctor before embarking on any exercise program.