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How You Can Improve Your Heart Health with Exercises

Ninety percent of your heart consists of muscles and it gets healthier when you engage in physical exercises. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to start exercising since simple tasks such as 30 minutes walk everyday can be a huge difference. People who don’t exercises face double the risk of getting a heart disease than those who engage in workouts.

Regular exercises assists you burn calories, reduce your blood pressure levels, reduce the amount of bad cholesterol in the blood system and improve the levels of good cholesterol.

Ready to get started? Well, you need to think about your fitness level and what you would like to do. What sounds fun to you would you prefer working alone or with a trainer? Would you prefer at home exercises or going to the gym? Choose what you want to do, set your goals and build up from there.

However, don’t forget to check in with your primary care physician because he will ensure that you will be ready for whatever exercise that you have in mind and suggest the highest limits that you shouldn’t surpass.

Your cardiovascular workout plan should incorporate such things as jogging, running and biking among others. These exercises put some strain on the heart. Move fast enough and ensure that you pump your heart rate upwards, but ensure you are still able to talk to someone near you when you are at it. If you are suffering from joint problems, low impact tasks such as hiking and swimming will suffice. Start slow and increase the speed as you get comfortable with the kind of exercise which you are engaged in.

Strength training using weights and resistance band should form an integral part of your cardiovascular exercise regime. Do these two or three times every week and give your body enough time to recover.

These exercises can help strengthen your heart muscles therefore enhancing your odds of a healthy living while minimizing your risks of getting stroke and other heart ailments.

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