How much exercise does the AHA recommend for patients with hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels)?

Updated: Dec 19, 2019
  • Author: Mary Ellen T Sweeney, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends 30-60 minutes of aerobic exercise most days of the week and toning for 20-30 minutes twice a week. Frequent and sustained exercise lowers elevated triglyceride levels and may raise HDL cholesterol levels.

Before beginning an exercise program, consider giving a stress test to older patients and patients with multiple risk factors for coronary artery disease, as these patients are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease.


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