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123lowrider321 posted:
I Will I see an improvement in cardio health after one month of moderate daily exercise?
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Rich Weil, MEd, CDE responded:
It's going to depend on how you measure it. There can be a decrease in what's called visceral fat after that short a time, which can lead to better blood glucose control and other metabolic problems, but a month is probably not enough time to measure significant differences (and you can't measure visceral fat directly without an MRI or DEXA scan). Decreases in biomarkers like cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL are other ways to measure it, but exercise is typically not as effective as weight loss to see a significant difference in these markers (you need about 5% loss of body weight to really see a difference in these markers). If you haven't measured things like cholesterol, blood sugar, CRP, and homocysteine, then you should if you are interested in answering your question. And of course, blood pressure is important too, and there might be a slight change after one month (if it's high to start with), but you'll most likely need more time to see a significant difference. One thing for certain is to keep exercising to improve health and fitness.
 
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