Study: Exercising after meals benefits heart
Your triglyceride levels might stay on an even keel if you partake in light exercise, especially after meals, the journal of the American College of Sports Medicine reports.
Researchers looked at healthy participants not currently taking part in an exercise program. Once the participants began a low-intensity regimen of walking and resistance exercises, then ate a high-fat meal, their triglycerides’ elevation levels were suppressed.
“High triglyceride levels can put individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and other heart-related conditions,” said lead investigator Wataru Aoi, Ph.D., of Kyoto Prefectural University in Kyoto, Japan. “Regular exercise is a good way to keep triglycerides from becoming elevated, and the results of this study may help individuals manage their triglyceride levels more effectively by considering the timing.”
The reports appear in the February edition of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.