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Exercise for good heart health

Exercise for good heart health


Exercise lowers body fat, improves muscle tone, enhances athletic ability, and boosts energy. Exercise is vital for good heart health. It improves the heart’s functioning by strengthening the organ and improves its ability to draw oxygen from circulating blood.

Cardiovascular exercises such as running, cycling, aerobics, etc increase the blood flow, as blood is directed and redirected toward working muscles during the exercise. Through regular exercise, the heart registers a larger blood volume and the left ventricle is adapted and enlarged in response. More blood is then ejected per beat, even while you are not exercising. This in turn drops the resting heart rate because fewer beats are required to deliver the necessary amount of blood to muscles. Fewer beats per minute mean less strain on the heart, which overall means a 'longer lasting', healthier organ. Through the same process blood pressure as well as the risk of heart failure is lowered.

Therefore, exercise is vital for health. However, you need not run a marathon every other weekend to reap the benefit. Light to moderate exercise is sufficient. Raising your heart rate during each session and consistency-keeping at it-are key.

Any exercise that gets your heart pumping and increases your heart rate and your breathing is good for your heart. Being consistent is vital.

Aerobics- at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

Walking- A daily brisk walk has uncountable benefits to overall health.

Exercises such as swimming, cycling, playing tennis, yoga, jumping are all good for heart health.

Exercise enhances heart health by lowering cholesterol levels, lowering blood pressure, keeping weight under check, strengthening muscles, slowing down diabetes, lowering stress, and reducing inflammation. A good amount of time spent on fitness is required.

About the author

Dr. Amit Pendharkar is the best Cardiologist in Delhi, He gives his best cardiology advice in Dwarka. He is available at Akash Super Speciality hospital, Dwarka, Sector 3. DR. Amit Pendharkar is an experienced cardiologist practicing in Delhi.