Everyone has heard the sound of a heartbeat either in real or in movies. The sound made by heart (ie) usually described as lub-dub is when blood is pumped through your heart and into your circulatory system and we intend to keep those contractions going so that you stay fit. Today we are going to talk about exercises that keep heart healthy!
These exercises usually:
- Improves and strengthens your heart and blood vessels
- Your flow of oxygen throughout the body is improved
- Cholesterol and blood pressure are stabilized.
- Increase your energy level
- Muscle tone and strength will be improved
- Improved joint flexibility and balance
- Strengthens bones
- Improves sleep
- Help reduce body fat which in return will have a positive change in the cardiovascular system
- Chances for heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and some kinds of cancer are lessened
Let’s look at the type of exercises can be done:
The basic way to achieve a healthy heart is to train your heart to beat faster. This can be achieved when you do cross-fit training also known as a cross-trainer. These types of exercises focus more on the intensity rather than the time you exercise. For example, instead of doing five exercises in twenty minutes, you can do ten different exercises in twenty minutes. Changing your exercise to this routine will pump your heart and make it beat faster.
Walking/jogging the no 1 aerobic exercise because it is inexpensive and practical in everyone’s busy lives.
The basic and yet most people find it not so easy. Aim to reach between 50-85 percent of your maximum heart rate
A stationary bike or a road bicycle can help you with pumping motion of your large muscles in your leg. When you are using a stationary bike ensure that your bike is properly adjusted in its height and seating length to avoid any injury while pedaling.
Two and half hours of swimming in a week will give you all the aerobic heart benefits you are looking for. Swimming also acts as a stress-buster and can help you shed weight as well.
These machines are one of the famous and most effective for doing aerobic exercises. They are easy to use as well.
You can go to Zumba classes to get a good pump. Dancing includes both high intensity and low-intensity moves which can make your heart healthy.
Tai chi is a form of exercise based on martial arts. It originated in China and uses slow rhythmic body movements combined with deep breathing and concentration to target the heart. This exercise is not only good for the heart, but it also calms both the mind and the body.
So, what’s your favorite pick from the list?