Here are tips for a healthy heart and how exercise can positively impact this:
- Exercise gets the blood pumping around the body which improves heart and lung capacity
- The heart is the strongest muscle you have, continuously pumping bloody around the body
- Weight training will help strengthen your heart. Your heart is a muscle and by weight training, your bones, joints and muscle mass will improve and get stronger.
- Interval training is a form of Cardiovascular training. By increasing the speed, you increase the rate which the heart pumps blood around the body, making it a more effective pump.
- Elevating your heart rate through exercise, will help you burn calories and become fitter.
- Regular exercise will lower your resting heart rate, so there is less stress on your heart to pump the blood and oxygen around your body
- MyZone is a great tool to help you measure your heart rate whilst exercising
- Understand your individual heart rate to know how much you can push yourself and #GOFUTHER
- Balanced nutrition will keep your arteries and veins clear, so the blood can flow easily around the body
- Exercising regularly and high and low intensity will lower the risk of heart disease
- Physical activity and eating the right foods are the two main ways you can keep your heart healthy and live for longer
- Get a MyZone belt to monitor your heart rate when you exercise
- Stroke volume is the amount of blood pumped per beat, Cardiac output is the amount pumped per minute…this is improved by exercise
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- Exercise regularly, to reduce your resting heart rate, meaning less stress on the heart
- Workout at different levels of intensity to change the blood flow around the body
- Be mindful of the foods you eat. Back foods can block arteries and reduce blood flow
- Avoid pushing yourself too hard during exercise…know your limits
- Try not to do the same exercises all the time, the body needs variation
- Don’t exercise without knowing your maximum heart rate
Fitness Manager, Fitness First Middle East