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Exercise Is Great For A Healthy Heart

February 15, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 182

Lack of exercise may be the single worst risk factor for developing heart disease. Even if you are very careful with your diet, you are still at risk of developing a heart attack if you don't exercise. Most people don't get nearly the amount of exercise that they should.

Fitness is a key ingredient to a happy life. When we are fit, we will have more energy and feel better to do the things we enjoy. Exercising regularly, even just a little, will improve your health and improve your quality of life. You don't have to be an athlete to be considered fit. You can achieve a good level of fitness by simply walking each day. Athletes achieve an extremely high level of fitness.

Improving fitness is great for a healthy body. It is good for the joints, bones, heart and lungs. Regular exercise reduces your risk of a heart attack, developing high blood pressure or diabetes. It can even help prevent certain types of cancer. If you already have one of these diseases, exercise may help to control it and minimize the symptoms associated with it. Exercise can help you feel much better.

Regular exercise helps you to sleep better, reduces stress and is good for mental health. It helps to keep your mind more focused and on task. It helps you to have increased energy and do more of the things you love such as dancing, playing with your children or gardening. It also helps children and teens to be more focused in school.

When you are fit you will burn more calories, even at rest. Regular exercise is important for weight management. A sedentary lifestyle may be the greatest risk factor for developing heart disease. Aerobic exercise is especially important for a healthy heart. Aerobic exercise makes the heart beat faster and helps it to become stronger. It increases your body's ability to use oxygen. Aerobic exercises are exercises which make your heart beat faster for a while. Such exercises may include brisk walking, running, cycling and swimming. These exercises help the heart to work harder for a while to make it stronger. When the heart is stronger, it can more easily pump blood and nutrients to the body.

To achieve maximum benefits for a healthy heart, you should perform aerobic exercise for 30 minutes each day. When you are first starting out, you may want to exercise every other day to help your body get used to it. The American Heart Association recommends performing exercise on most days of the week. Even a little exercise will help you to be more healthy. Making it fun can help you to stick with it. Some ways to make it fun might include exercising with music, exercising with a friend and using plenty of variety.

- Nathan Leavitt DC

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