Exercises that boost heart health

Being physically active is a significant step toward good heart health. It is one of the most reliable tools for strengthening the heart muscle, maintaining the weight under control and warding from the artery damage from high cholesterol, high blood sugar and high blood pressure that will lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Stretching before a bike ride
It is also correct that different kinds of exercise are required to provide complete fitness. Aerobic fitness exercise and strength training will be the most significant for heart health. Although flexibility does not contribute directly to heart health, it is nevertheless significant as it provides an excellent foundation for performing aerobic and strength exercises more effectively.

The advantage of different exercises:

Aerobic Workout
Aerobic fitness exercise improves circulation, which results in lowered blood pressure and heart rate. Also, it raises the general aerobic fitness, as measured by a treadmill test, for example, plus it helps the cardiac output (how good your heart pumps). Aerobic fitness exercise also reduces the chance of type 2 diabetes and, if a person already lives with diabetes, can help to control the blood glucose.

Ideally, at the very least thirty minutes just about every day, at the least five days per week.

Examples: Brisk walking in the park, running, swimming, cycling, playing tennis, and jumping rope. Heart-pumping aerobic fitness exercise is the kind that doctors are thinking about if they recommend at least 150 minutes each week as moderate activity.

Weight Training (Strength Work)
Strength training has a far more specific effect on body composition, Stewart says. For people who are carrying a great deal of surplus fat (including a large belly, which will be a risk factor for heart disease), it can benefit reduce fat and create leaner muscle mass. Studies have shown that a mix of aerobic fitness exercise and resistance work might help elevate HDL (good) cholesterol and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol in one’s body.

At least two nonconsecutive days per week of strength training is an excellent rule of thumb, based on the American College of Sports Medicine.

Examples: Working out with free weights (such as hand weights, dumbbells or barbells), on weight machines, with resistance bands or through body-resistance exercises, such as push-ups, squats, and chin-ups.

Stretching, Flexibility, and Balance
Flexibility workouts, such as stretching, do not directly donate to heart health. Whatever they do is benefit musculoskeletal health, which lets one stay flexible and free of joint pain, cramping along with other muscular issues. That flexibility is a vital part of being able to maintain aerobic workout and strength training, says Stewart.

“If you have got a beneficial musculoskeletal foundation, that permits you to do the exercises that help your heart,” he says. As a plus, flexibility and balance exercises help maintain stability and prevent falls, which can cause injuries that limit other kinds of exercise.

Every day!

Reference
Book Nook Cafe – Health-Exercise-Diet: Health ~ Diet …. https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18413780-health-diet-exercise-2017?page=4
3 Kinds of Exercise That Boost Heart Health | Johns …. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/3-kinds-of-exercise-that-boost-heart-health


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