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Ensure Optimum Heart Health with these Exercises

BY Vasudha BhatMay 19, 2015

Complacency is your Enemy

Looking at your body in the mirror may give you a feeling of complacency. Yet, you should not get too hopeful because your health regime has many more fiefdoms to conquer. To maximize the health of your heart, at least a 30 minute moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise is recommended. However, you don’t have to press the peddle too hard. You can easily divide your exercise routine into 10 or 15 minute segments. Following are a few exercises that will usher your way towards having a healthy heart.

Walking

The easiest and the most effective exercise for your little heart. Bingo! You hit a jackpot here. Not only is walking comfortable and easy on  on your pocket, it is also one of the easiest ways in which you can take your heart health a notch higher.

Stair Climbing

The best part about this exercise is that you don’t have to leave the premises of your house to perform it. While you do it, make sure that you have a target of reaching between 50 and 85 percent of your maximum heart rate.

Cycle Ride

When you ride a bike, the large muscles in your legs get into a pumping motion which proves to be a boon your heart health. The bike does not necessarily have to be in motion to optimize the benefits. Even a stationary bike can take you to the road to having a healthy heart.

Swim

To extract the maximum aerobic heart health benefits, take a dive into the swimming pool and swim for at least two and a half hours per week.

Dance

A good footwear, a little extra space and some groovy music and there you are dancing your way to a healthy heart. Your dancing can range from high impact to low impact depending on your preference.

Tai Chi

This low impact aerobic exercise is an ancient Chinese form of exercise which derives its existence from martial arts. Along with some slow rhythmic body movements, the deep breathing and concentration allows your body, including the heart and mind, to pump up.

Water Aerobics

When your joints become a matter of concern while performing regular exercises, switch to water aerobics. Conditions such as arthritis, knee pain or obesity can be combated with water aerobics and while you perform these workouts, your heart just won’t stop smiling.

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