Can heart disease be prevented by exercise? Regular, daily physical activity can lower the risk of heart disease. Physical activity helps control your weight. It also reduces the chances of developing other conditions that may put a strain on the heart, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes.
What exercise decreases risk of heart disease? A study published in the British Medical Journal found that women who committed to regular brisk walks raised their levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol. This regular exercise correlated to an over 50 percent reduction in coronary events.
Will exercise strengthen my heart? Regular cardio workouts can: Strengthen your heart and blood vessels. Improve the flow of oxygen throughout your body. Lower your blood pressure and cholesterol.