If you lead an inactive or sedentary type of life, you may be putting yourself at risk for cardiovascular (heart) disease. Luckily it is something that can easy rectified. It’s as simple as starting and maintaining a regular exercises routine. Exercising, especially those that are aerobic-based, is very beneficial and can:
–Make your heart and cardiovascular system stronger
–Help your body get more oxygen through improving your circulatory system.
–Help increase your energy. You will be able to engage in more activities without feeling tired.
–Lower your blood pressure.
–You will feel better about yourself and your self-esteem will improve.
–Help you sleep better.
–Make your physical appearance more healthy and fit.
You should always ask your physician’s advice before you begin any new programs of exercise. Things to keep in mind included new medications that can affect your exercise program. Also make sure that you are able to perform heavy lifting activities. And makes sure your doctor has cleared any exercise program that may include weight lifting, jogging or swimming.
You may wonder what kind of exercises is going to produce the best results. Stretching and warm up exercises will help your body prepare for exercise activities as well as helping to prevent injury. These stretching exercises will also increase flexibility.
Aerobic exercises are perhaps the best for preventing heart disease because they strengthen the lungs and heart as well as the circulatory system. Long-term aerobic exercise programs can also help your heart rate and blood pressure. Examples of these exercises include bicycling, walking, jogging and cross-country skiing.
A strength training program will help you gain strength, but due to its very rigorous application, may not be suitable for people who have heart disease or heart failure.
Again, make sure you check with your physician before you start a new exercise program.