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International Journal of Physiology, Health and Physical Education

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

Investigating the influence of physical activity on blood lipid profiles

Author(s):

Dr. Chhaya Chaudhary

Abstract:

Elevated cholesterol levels are a significant public health concern, intricately linked to the development of cardiovascular disease. This review comprehensively examines the current understanding of how exercise impacts blood cholesterol profiles. We explore the physiological mechanisms by which exercise influences cholesterol metabolism, focusing on its ability to increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the "good" cholesterol, and potentially lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the "bad" cholesterol.
Drawing on robust research findings, this paper delves into the optimal exercise prescription for maximizing cholesterol benefits. We analyze the effects of exercise intensity, duration, frequency, and modality (aerobic vs. resistance training) on various lipid levels. The concept of a potential "exercise threshold" for significant HDL-C increase is explored, highlighting the importance of dose-response relationships in exercise programming.
Furthermore, the paper acknowledges the complexity of factors influencing cholesterol levels. We discuss how diet, body composition, and individual variations can interact with exercise to modulate cholesterol metabolism.
By critically synthesizing existing knowledge, this review aims to provide valuable insights for healthcare professionals, fitness instructors, and individuals seeking to optimize their cholesterol health through exercise.

Pages: 33-36  |  72 Views  22 Downloads


International Journal of Physiology, Health and Physical Education
How to cite this article:
Dr. Chhaya Chaudhary. Investigating the influence of physical activity on blood lipid profiles. Int. J. Physiol. Health Phys. Educ. 2024;6(1):33-36. DOI: 10.33545/26647265.2024.v6.i1a.50
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