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What Type of Exercise Is Best to Reduce Heart Risk

Stretching
Stretching

Regular stretching also increases your range of motion and flexibility, but many exercise experts recommend against “static” stretching before other types of exercise.

Aerobic exercise 
Aerobic exercise 

Cardiovascular is steady physical activity. This strengthens the heart and lungs and improves the body’s ability to use oxygen. Over time, aerobic exercise can help decrease heart rate and blood pressure and improve breathing.

Strengthening exercises 
Strengthening exercises 

Strengthening exercises are repeated muscle contractions (tightening) until the muscle becomes tired by weight lifting or exercises that use one’s own body weight – such as push-ups or pull-ups.

 

Warm-up
Warm-up

This helps body adjust slowly from rest to exercise. It reduces the stress on heart and muscles, increases breathing, circulation and body temperature. It also improves flexibility. Warm-up includes dynamic stretching and the beginning the activity at a low intensity level.

 

 How long to exercise
 How long to exercise

In general, to achieve maximum benefits, you should gradually work up to an aerobic session lasting at least 30 minutes most days of the week. Exercising at least every other day will help you keep a regular aerobic exercise schedule

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