Lorna Kleidman Responds to an Article Concerning the Benefits of Using Physical Fitness to Fight High Cholesterol

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Lorna Kleidman, creator of KettleX and three time kettlebell champion, reacts to an article published by Private MD Labs, which discusses how statins and physical fitness can help to fight dyslipidaemia, a condition which patients experience high levels of cholesterol and blood fats.

On December 6, kettlebell fitness instructor Lorna Kleidman responds to an article published by Private MD Labs concerning ways to fight against dyslipidaemia, a high risk condition of cholesterol and blood fat.

In a report by Private MD Labs, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center hosted a study conducted by Peter Kokkinos, analyzing the records of “more than 10 million veterans” and “found that combining cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins with physical fitness may be the most effective way to reduce the chance of dying from dyslipidaemia.” Dyslipidaemia, according to Private MD Labs, “is a condition in which patients experience high levels of cholesterol and blood fats.”

Private MD Labs reported that “[a]ccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 71 million U.S. adults have high levels of LDL.” Private MD Labs adds that “In between 1991 and 2010, the rate of high cholesterol dropped from 18.3 percent to 13.4 percent.”

“Individuals with dyslipidaemia should improve their fitness to at least a moderate level. Treatment with statins is important, but better fitness improves survival significantly and is a valuable additional treatment or an alternative when statins cannot be taken,” said Kokkinos in the Private MD Labs report.

“When managing health, prescribed medicine and curving poor physical habits can help tremendously,” comments Kleidman. “Before your health depends on medication, changing eating habits to create a lower cholesterol diet and incorporating a consistent workout regimen can improve and maintain your health.”

Kleidman suggests that incorporating kettlebell exercises into your fitness routine will not only affect your health but your mental sharpness as well. “Kettlebell movements require you to be present, you’ll feel completely energized and refreshed after a session, even if it’s just 10 minutes.”

Lorna Kleidman is a Three-Time World Champion and World Record holder in kettlebell sport and the most decorated kettlebell athlete in the country. She developed the innovated methods used in KettleX as a way to bring the benefits of the bells to everyone in an easy to use, comprehensive and fun format. Lorna has been teaching individuals and group classes for the past six years.

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