Have you ever thought how difficult it is for your heart to work continuously from the day you were in your mother womb until the the day you will kick the basket,(die) this organ works with No day offs no holiday and most of the times we overwork it bet if we were asked to do only half of the work that the heart does, 90% of us would not even be able to accomplish even 5% of the work. The heart is the only reason why you are alive and still walking , it makes sure that all your vital organ gets enough oxygen to keep you alive, it is the only machine that pumps oxygenated blood to every part of your body and that’s why you are able to read this article right now.
Its a human nature to destroy everything that is good and when the then things are really bad we try to reverse the process which turns out to be impossible, what am trying to say is if you take good care of your heart you wont need to suffer later in life due to coronary diseases, that will course a living hell to you. Your hearts health should be guided by all means through eating well, avoiding stress, doing enough exercise, appreciate and love one another and help those in need .
With that being said we will concentrate on exercise that will keep your heart healthy, therefore promoting a long life and a better one.
Walking is one of the method that one can keep his/ her heart healthy at all times, there are numerous benefit when this is done right , just to name a few, you will able to burn fats, which if not removed from the body it might lead clogged arteries (i.e the fats normally build up on the wall of the arteries around the heart which makes them to be narrow thus not allowing enough blood to be pumped into the heart or the the vital organs in the body).
Walking faster will be more effective or alternatively if you will be required to walk slowly then walk for a longer distance, you might want to consider listening to some good music for motivation, or identify a work out buddy whom you will be walking together so that you won’t feel bored the exercise also will help in strengthening your back and joints.
Do it 5 times a week with two days rest, the distance can be from 1 km to 10 km depending on an individual capability, the other option will be starting with short distance and increasing the distance days goes by.
Just as walking cycling helps to raise the heart rate, but the good thing about cycling is that the intensity is high, thus you tend to burn more excess fats than walking, you will also be surprised to know that there are also other benefits of cycling as indicated below, the good thing about it is that once you start doing it you will realize it’s fun, and gets even better when you do it in a big group.
- increased cardiovascular fitness.
- increased muscle strength and flexibility.
- improved joint mobility.
- decreased stress levels.
- improved posture and coordination.
- strengthened bones.
- decreased body fat levels.
- prevention or management of disease.
Swimming is the best out of all the exercises that I normally do, first of all dipping yourself in a cold pool is rejuvenating, secondly when you swim you work each and very part of your body, thirdly when it comes to injuries it is very rare for someone to have an injury due to swimming and if there is they are not serious ones..
Swimming as well does not only help you burn fats but it also helps you gain abs, chest and back muscles if done regularly. besides it helps in maintaining a healthy weight, lungs and heart, it builds endurance and cardiovascular fitness, it reduces belly fat and last but not least it acts as full body workout .
It is recommended to swim for 5 days a week and rest for 2 days, mostly the best timing will be in the mornings.
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