Beat Heart Disease Now!
Are you more afraid of getting cancer than heart disease? If so, you're not alone. According to the American Heart Association, while it’s true that heart disease is the No. 1 killer in women, only 1 in 5 American women believe that it is her greatest health threat. The best defense against heart disease is a hearty offense, and from the physical activity standpoint, that means cardio exercise and strength training.
Cardio (or Aerobic) Exercise: Regular cardio exercise can lower your blood pressure, improve your cholesterol levels, reduce body fat and enhance circulation. Cardiovascular stamina is associated with a stronger heart muscle, slower heart rate, decreased chance of heart attack, and a greater chance of surviving if you do suffer a heart attack.
Lifting Weights: The heart is a muscle that gets stronger and more efficient with training, pumping more blood with each beat. Strength training, like cardio exercise, can improve the function of the heart and lungs and provide additional benefits such as:
- Enhance glucose metabolism
- Reduce your risk for diabetes
- Aid in weight control
- Ease the demand on the heart in response to physical or emotional stress
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