Our life span primarily depends on the functioning of the heart. Routine heart exercise and proper diet are major requisites to maintain a healthy heart.
As mentioned in other articles in your online newsletter, February is American Heart Month so it's a great time to think about heart healthy exercise. But what really matters is that you maintain it throughout the year.
You are at a greater risk of a heart attack if you do not exercise. Lack of physical activities and heart exercise can be a life-threatening factor which might culminate in the worst heart diseases, both in men and women.
Exercise for Your Heart
Your heart healthy exercise plan should include both aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise. Aerobic (or cardio) exercises, such as walking, swimming, and biking, strengthen your heart and lungs by improving your body's ability to use oxygen. The stronger your heart, the more efficient it is at pumping blood to the rest of your body. Over time, regular aerobic exercise can also help lower your blood pressure and improve your breathing.