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The Best Exercise For Your Heart Health
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The Best Exercise for Your Heart Health

You will find that the best exercise for your heart health will involve many of the same things that work for losing excess body fat. This is because the two are so closely tied that being overweight is directly attributed to heart disease. That is not to say that a skinny or muscular person can not have heart problems; just that obesity and heart disease share many of the same root causes.

The type of exercises you should be doing for your heart are ones that both directly train your heart(it is a muscle, afterall) and training that promotes good bloodflow. This can be accomplished with mix of cardiovascular training and strength training.

The right kind of cardio for your heart is of the intense variety. You should do a mix of running and sprinting. Jogging is not nearly as effective at accomplishing your goals. This is because your body improves itself as a reaction to proper stimulation. Intense exercise provides that stimulation in a powerful way and does so within a short time frame.

If your cardio drags on for too long(over 30 minutes) your results afterwards will start to diminish as your body begins to think less about improvement and more about surviving the present needs being placed on it. This means that it will start to break down past an easily recoverable point and start to eat your muscle tissue as a last ditch energy source.

Training your muscles should be just as intense. Muscle training teaches your body to pump different parts of your body full of blood, improving your overall bloodflow in the process. The best kind of strength/size training for this purpose is using weights/exercises that you can do no more than 12 reps with before your muscle can not continue without a break. This is called failure in strength training circles and you should stop just short of actually reaching failure in order to not overtax your body and slow your progress between workouts.

All of this should be supported by a solid nutritional regime and maybe a little bit of supplementation to make sure that things are rounded out. Doing these two types of training on a regular basis will have far greater effects that the sum of both being done on their own. Remember that your body is a series of complex feedback loops and that it is all designed to help you if you can only give it the right kind of stimulation. Again, it helps to use something geared towards weight loss even if you are not in need of any.


Street Talk

This article is true. I often opt for the easy 30 minute treadmill jog I'm so used to. But only when I push myself to try some of the more challenging and intense workouts (within reason) I feel the benefits. Good article. Thanks!

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  about 6 years ago

Ya you can really feel it when you do. It`s like your blood is tingling for the next couple hours.

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  about 6 years ago

The type of exercises you should be doing for your heart are ones that both directly train your heart(it is a muscle, afterall) and training that promotes good bloodflow - the best line in the article !

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  about 6 years ago

Thank! It`s all very true.

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  about 6 years ago
Johin Das  

Though i don't know a lot about body training but it helped me gain some knowledge. about the cardio drags. Didn't know know that part sounded interesting.

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  about 6 years ago

Ya this is something I have found too. Your ability to recover depends a lot on your health and hormone levels.

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  about 6 years ago
Johin Das  

i find these topics very damn interesting.

  
  about 6 years ago

Nice to hear! And I got a notification that you sent out a tweet for me. Appreciate it man!

  
  about 6 years ago

High intensity interval training is where it's at!

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  about 6 years ago

Agreed!

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  about 6 years ago

Great stuff Chip. You know, we have a tendency to over do this exercise thing but your recommendation is to strike the right balance. Couldn't agree with you more even though I might be guilty of overdoing it myself.

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  about 6 years ago

Well it`s easier to give advice than to follow it lol. It`s just the process of personal growth to make mistakes.

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  about 6 years ago

Good sound advice and very well writen, Chip. A nice read. Thanks for the PM, will get back to you later.

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  about 6 years ago

No Prob. Take the time to go through the cert. course too. It covers all that stuff and more and I pick up something new everytime I go through it again. Meta tags are the same as SEO when it comes to that plugin.

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  about 6 years ago
Serena2  

I did not that after 30 minutes of intense training your muscles would actually sort of turn on you. That's a good point.

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  about 6 years ago

Ya It`s called overreaching- it`s when your training exceeds the point of maximum benefit.

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  about 6 years ago

All very sound advice. I don't need to lose weight, but as a older person I need to keep my heart strong, which I try and do by being active, Thanks for the reminder.

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  about 6 years ago

Yup it`s always beneficial to keep active. We were built to move and not moving is what makes us unhealthy.

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  about 6 years ago
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