Heart health exercises

Heart health exercises

Exercise Helps Your Heart and your body. Regular exercise plays main role to lower your risk of heart disease. Exercising for 25 to 30 minutes or more on most days can help you lose weight, improve your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure by as many as five to eight points. These exercises are not difficult and you don’t need to be an expert to do it, you just need to dedicate 30 minutes per day

Best heart health exercises provided by some of the most successful doctors and fitness instructors:

  • Walking – The great thing about walking is that it is low-impact activity that, over time, will ease you into a higher level of fitness. In addition to making your heart stronger, walking has been shown to reduce bad cholesterol, reduce body fat, help with diabetes, and reduce blood pressure. Finally, walking has even been shown to improve mood, which can help people suffering from depression – Barb Mac Gillivary, NASM Elite Trainer.

 

  • Running – In the Harvard study, people who ran at least one hour per week cut their risks of heart disease by 42 percent. High intensity aerobic exercise, such as running, has been associated with improvements in a wide range of cardiovascular risk factors, including physical fitness, increased HDL (the good cholesterol), decreased blood pressure and decreased inflammation- Dr. Frank Hu from the Harvard School of Public Health.

 

  • Cycling – Perfect cardiovascular activity, cycling is a low-impact exercise that you can do solo in the gym, or outside on the road or trails. Make efficient use of your cycling time and bike to work or to do your errands. Cycling strengthens your heart muscles, lowers resting pulse and reduces blood fat levels. A Danish study conducted over 14 years with 30,000 people aged 20 to 93 years found that regular cycling protected people from heart disease.