Since started full time job, I sit in front a computer almost all day long daily and quickly my HDL became low. Despite years regular exercise - primarily walking/jogging, my HDL number did not improve because my exercise intensity was not high enough. My doctor suggested me to take medicine to increase my HDL cholesterol. I did not take the suggestion because I knew I could improve my HDL without medicine, and that the medicine has side effect on liver. My HDL turned to normal during the years when I was the coach to Nicholas' youth soccer team - running and playing soccer with kids weekly. Unfortunately my HDL quickly went back to below normal after I stopped soccer coaching.
I started running twice a week last October, one during the weekday, one on weekend.
I run when it was really cold - I just put on gloves, hat and heavier sports wear.
I run when it is hot - get up a bit earlier and try to stay in the shade.
I reschedule my run time when it rains, but I run twice a week.
Started recently, I run when I go on business trip - bring my running shoes and sports wear.
I run when we are on vacation.
There has been no exception unless I am sick.
Running once or twice is easy, running regularly is hard to most people. How to keep running - start slow with easy to reach goal such as running one mile once a week, when comfortable gradually raise the bar; find incentives other than exercise, such as fresh air, beautiful sunrise or sunset ...set a long term goal - mine initially was 5K run, and now it changes to 5 mile run at Colony green dragon 5 miler in October. My 5 mile run will help me to climb Mt Whitney later this year as well!!