Friday, 20 February 2015

Exercise for a Healthy Heart

Get fit, get moving! The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of exercise daily. Are you ready for the challenge? Aerobic exercise gets your heart pumping and makes it – and therefore you – stronger. The best aerobic exercises include walking, running, swimming, biking, and circuit training. 
Regular exercise can help you:

Burn calories
Lower your blood pressure
Reduce LDL "bad" cholesterol
Boost your HDL "good" cholesterol
Ready to get started?

You will probably be able to exercise with no problem if your doctor says you can and if you pay attention to how you're feeling while you're working out.

Stop and get immediate medical help if you have pain or pressure in your chest or the upper part of your body, break out in a cold sweat, have trouble breathing, have a very fast or uneven heart rate, or feel dizzy, lightheaded, or very tired.

It's normal for your muscles to be mildly sore for a day or two after your workout when you're new to exercise. That fades as your body gets used to it. Soon, you might be surprised to find that you like how you feel when you're done.

Let’s get moving!

Sherldine Tomlinson