We all know that exercise is good for cholesterol levels, but a recent study has found that middle-aged people who are physically fit had better protection against ‘bad’ cholesterol. This is the type that blocks the arteries.
Scientists have measured cardio-respiratory fitness, which is the ability of the heart and lungs to supply oxygen to the muscles during exercise and the muscles’ ability to use that oxygen.
Physical activity that gets you out of breath improves cardiovascular fitness, and is proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, strokes and other illnesses.
Great news for us tennis players, so stay fit enough to run around on the court and stay healthy for longer.
In fact the scientists found that exercise can delay an unhealthy rise in bad cholesterol by up to 15 years…more healthy years to continue playing the sport we love. Result!!