WHAT IS IT?
High amounts of cholesterol in the blood. This can limit blood flow and increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Hypercholesterolemia is identified by a blood test requested by your GP
There are generally no symptoms of high cholesterol and is a silent condition
HOW CAN EXERCISE HELP?
Exercise along with a healthy diet can lower the levels of cholesterol in the blood. Exercise can include aerobic and resistance based activity. It is recommended to perform approximately 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week. If you are sedentary it is essential to start slow when beginning exercise and to seek advice from an accredited exercise physiologist to design a specific program to your needs and goals