Work out to your heart’s content
Like every muscle, the best way to keep your heart strong is to use it. And like every exercise, you can choose to work on specific muscles like the heart. You don’t need to be the greatest athlete or the hardest trainer to boost your heart health, but you can choose the right kinds of exercise that’ll help keep your heart pumping.
What kinds of exercise do I need for heart health?
Any form of moderate exercise is good for overall health, but to focus on your heart, you’ll want to do aerobic exercises. An aerobic exercise, also known as “cardio,” can be any exercise that requires your heart to constantly pump oxygenated blood to your working muscles. Cardio exercises stimulate your heart rate and breathing rate, and challenge your heart to become stronger.
1. Brisk walking or hiking
2. Jogging or running