Reduce Your Cholesterol with iPool
Swimming is one of the best possible ways to exercise your body. It works out muscles, flexibility, as well as improving heart health. The benefits do not end there, however, as another of the many benefits of swimming is that it has been shown to help reduce cholesterol. While most people know that too much cholesterol is bad for you, some may not know exactly what cholesterol is.
Well, according to the American Heart Association:
Cholesterol is a waxy substance that comes from two sources: your body and food. Your body, and especially your liver, makes all the cholesterol you need and circulates it through the blood. But cholesterol is also found in foods from animal sources, such as meat, poultry and full-fat dairy products. Your liver produces more cholesterol when you eat a diet high in saturated and trans fats.
Excess cholesterol can form plaque between layers of artery walls, making it harder for your heart to circulate blood. Plaque can break open and cause blood clots. If a clot blocks an artery that feeds the brain, it causes a stroke. If it blocks an artery that feeds the heart, it causes a heart attack. There are two types of cholesterol: “good” and “bad.” Too much of one type — or not enough of another — can put you at risk for coronary heart disease, heart attack or stroke. It’s important to know the levels of cholesterol in your blood so that you and your doctor can determine the best strategy to lower your risk.”
While this may sound scary at first, there are ways in which one can reduce their cholesterol, and with it their risks for adverse consequences from cholesterol.
According to the Mayo Clinic, swimming laps is one of the “top 5 lifestyle changes to reduce cholesterol”, and what better way to swim laps than with your very own Fitmax iPool!
After getting a doctor’s approval, you can reduce your cholesterol levels with only 30 minutes of daily swimming in your iPool. This will lead to reduced weight and cholesterol levels, as well as all the other benefits that come with daily swimming. With iPool, you can get all the benefits of doing laps in an olympic sized pool, all in a 7×10 ft. space.
If you are interested in getting your very own lap pool, you can browse our available iPool available for purchase online.