3 Exercises to boost heart health

Working out helps strengthen heart muscles, keeps your weight in check, and wards off any potential artery damage due to high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or blood sugar level.

What types of exercises to do and how much, you ask? Keep reading to find out.

Aerobic Exercise or Cardio

It lowers blood pressure and heart rate while increasing your overall aerobic fitness and reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes or helps you control your blood glucose. Doing cardio for 30 minutes, 5 times a week can improve cardiovascular functioning greatly!

Resistance training or Strength training

It can help reduce fat and create leaner muscle mass. A combination of cardio and resistance work may help raise HDL (good) cholesterol and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. At least two nonconsecutive days per week of resistance training is a good rule of thumb for better overall body functioning.

Yoga and Pilates

They benefit your musculoskeletal health helping you to stay flexible and free from other muscular issues. Doing yoga every day while doing pilates 5 days a week can help in maintaining stability and balance.

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