Being physically active is very crucial for a healthy heart. You can take the best care of your heart by doing physical activities daily. Regular exercise can help make the heart muscles firm and control high blood pressure, bad cholesterol, and body weight. High blood pressure, artery damage, and an imbalance of blood sugar level can enhance heart attack and stroke. Exercise also increases the blood circulation in the body and raises the blood’s oxygen level. There are various types of exercise, such as Aerobic Exercise, Resistance Training, and more, that can help keep your body as well as heart healthy.
Aerobic Exercise means any kind of cardiovascular conditioning, and it leads to overall aerobic fitness. You probably know it as “cardio.” By definition, aerobic exercise means “with oxygen.” Your breathing and heart rate will increase during aerobic activities (Healthline.com). There are different ways we can perform the Aerobic Exercise, such as Cycling, jumping rope, Running, Playing tennis, swimming, etc. A healthy person can do this type of exercise five days a week or average half an hour a day.
Resistance Training is another way to keep your body fit, and it is beneficial for those who are suffering from obesity problems. This type of exercise mainly responsible for reducing body fat, and it converts the fat into energy. Research shows that regularly doing Resistance training work is an excellent way to control bad cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol), and it is very vital for a good heart (opkinsmedicine.org). We can do this type of exercise by push-ups, chin-ups, hand weights, and dumbbells. We can do this exercise two to three times a week, but those suffering from heart disease need to consult with doctors first.
During exercise time, do not forget to wear the designated Heart Rate Monitors!!