When you go to the doctor to get a blood test, you can check your cholesterol level and triglycerides.
For many, lowering triglycerides is important, and these people are often given medication to assist with this. But many doctors are now saying that simply moving more can play a huge role in lowering them.
"Sometimes we'll have a patient come in with high triglycerides and we'll do a treadmill test on them, which is a seven or eight minute walk on a treadmill," Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, said. "We'll say 'let's send you down to the lab and get your blood drawn' and we'll find their triglycerides will drop 50 points from a few minutes on the treadmill."
Doctors say that it's important for people to know that physical activity can lower triglycerides, so that they can go the natural route in becoming healthier, saving medication as a last resort. Millions of people are currently on medication to lower their triglycerides.
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