Q: Does exercise help in decreasing cholesterol?
A: It is found that 120 minutes of aerobic exercise per week can help. These could include brisk walking, cycling or swimming. Such exercise can increase the good cholesterol in your blood ( HDL) and decrease the bad cholesterol (LDL). It works best with an appropriate diet and medications.
Q: Are there any dietary restrictions I should follow as I have high blood pressure?
Limit intake of salt in the diet especially pickles and packaged foods like chips contain excess salt and should be avoided
Have less amount of potassium-containing foods like spinach, broccoli or banana
Limit meat intake
Instead of having packaged snacks, prefer fresh cut fruits as they are rich in vitamins and fibre