Remain fit through regular exercise
Most of us are aware that it is important to exercise to remain healthy and fit. Our body is a machine after all, driven by mobility and agility. Specialists suggest that one must go through at least one hundred and fifty minutes doing moderate exercise every week. It is true that in the area of physical activity, the modern lifestyle is not helping us at all. Even shopping is done online so it is sad but true that the human body that physical activity is only getting weaker for humans.
We need not suddenly run a marathon but begin by gradually having some amount of physical activity. Beginners should start slowly and gradually increase duration, frequency and intensity. Grown ups are recommended to perform at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity. Here one could do brisk walking, climbing stairs, dancing, gardening or doing household chores spread throughout the week. This is good for our hearts.
Some of the best exercises to keep us and our heart healthy are.
This sounds very easy but is actually the safest and cheapest way to keep our health, especially our heart healthy. Walking, when done at a brisk pace, gets our pulse up and is easier on our joints than other kinds of exercises. All we need is a pair of good shoes that are steady. We could do this by taking a stroll during our lunch break or walking for pleasure and health l during weekends. At this time, we can tune in to music, a podcast, or talk with our friend. The greatest thing about this is its adaptability that makes it simple for anybody to do — and to continue doing it.
Different muscles in our body need to be strong to support our heart to remain healthy. Many people do this activity with weights to assist in building muscle mass and burn fat. Though we can go to the gym to train with weights, the absolute best weight training happens when we use our own body weight. Exercises like push-ups, squats, or even pull-ups assist us in building muscle and adding to our bone and heart health.
Though we swim to keep ourselves cool, swimming isn’t only for this. Swimming can be a full-body exercise good for our body and our heart. It is different from other exercises as it is easy on our joints and allows us to move our body without pain.
Yoga is very good for our health and wellbeing. It strengthens and tones our muscles. There are specific kinds of practices called asana in yoga that can truly get our pulse up, while still giving the calm that will bring down our BP.
Something that is fun and also good for health is dance. It is a good approach to keep our heart healthy. We need to just invest in space and good footwear. The beats need to suit us and this practice can go from high intensity to low depending on our ability and inclination. We could join a dance class or exercise at home without anyone else.
This is an ancient exercise of the Chinese that is based on martial arts. There are rhythmic body movements joined with profound breathing and focus, which is why it’s also called the “moving meditation.” It is great for both the mind and the body, including the wellbeing of the heart.
Ultimately, we need to know that being physically active is a major step toward good health, especially of the heart. We need to do this to ward off high cholesterol, high blood sugar and high blood pressure that can lead to heart attack or stroke.
By Jamuna Rangachari