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Exercise is key for prevention of heart disease

  • April 09, 2018
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Regular exercises makes heart strong. It helps to pump more blood with each heartbeat. So it gives more oxygen to the body, which is beneficial for body function. Exercises reduces the risk of heart disease by reducing the levels of LDL (Bad cholesterol), which can block the arteries and cause heart attack. It raises the HDL (good cholesterol) levels, which are beneficial to heart.

Exercise is key for weight control: - Over weight keeps stress on the heart and it is a major risk factor for heart diseases and stroke. To control the weight regular exercise is necessary.

Exercise lowers blood pressure: - High blood pressure increases the risk of heart diseases. Regular exercise lowers the blood pressure.

Exercise helps to strengthen muscles: - Combination of aerobic exercises such as running, swimming, walking and strengthening exercises like resistance training, weight lifting are beneficial for heart health. These exercises improve the heart muscles ability to take oxygen from the circulating blood.

Exercise lowers stress: - Stress keeps extra burden on heart. Aerobic or strengthening exercises and yoga reduces the stress and makes you relax.

Exercise clears arteries: - Exercises like swimming, jogging helps to dilate the blood vessels of body and enables blood to circulate more freely.

How to exercise in busy schedule: -

  • Use stairs instead of using elevator.
  • Park vehicles at the end of the parking lots so you can walk more.

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Disclaimer: Don’t follow any suggestions in this article without consulting a qualified doctor.

Sources:1. “Diet and Exercise for a Healthy Heart” https://familydoctor.org/diet-and-exercise-for-a-healthy-heart/ 2.” Healthy Heart” https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/healthy_heart/move_more/seven-heart-benefits-of-exercise