Exercise Helps Your Heart
Regular exercise and eating healthy are both important ways to lower your risk of heart disease. At least 30 minutes or more on most days can help you lose weight, improve your cholesterol, and even lower your blood pressure.
The good news is that it is easier than you may think to improve your health with exercise. Studies show that there are greater health benefits from light to moderate exercise because most people will commit, instead of trying to do sprints or other advanced exercises. As exercise strengthens all the muscles in your body, it helps your heart muscle become more efficient and better able to pump blood throughout the body. Even a long walk in beautiful weather can work towards pulling oxygen from your blood and in turn, your heart works better under stress and also helps you from getting winded from any high-stress activities.
Keep weight down
Helps you sleep better
It can also increase your level of “Good” cholesterol (HDL) by flushing the “bad” cholesterol (LDL) out or your system. Be sure to check in with your primary care physician if you haven’t exercised in a long time or you have a history of dizziness, high blood pressure, heart disease or any exercise-related pain. You and your physician can work together to design an exercise plan that is just right for you.