Any exercise you do that increases your heart rate will improve your heart health. But sometimes life gets complicated. And setting aside time each day to exercise, even more so. That's why today we present a series of exercises you can do at home that will help you strengthen your heart and reduce the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Although high-intensity physical exercise has been shown to have the is the one that has the greatest effect on your heart health, it is not the only one that will progress you toward a healthy heart. the only one that will progress you toward a healthy heart.
See go for a walk half an hour a day and in addition to drastically reducing your risk of heart disease, you'll balance your cholesterol and blood pressure. And, for when walking is not an option, here is a series of exercises to take care of your heart health.
Taking a break from the daily hustle and bustle and breathing slowly can help calm the nervous system, which is closely linked to the health of your heart. Stress is the great enemy and affects your body and your heart. Here are some stretches, or postures of yogawith which to combat its effects:
- Stretch your arms back and bring the palms of your hands together palms of your hands interlocking your fingers. Press your palms together and stretch your shoulders back so that you feel the your shoulders back so that you feel the opening of your chest. Breathe in and exhale deeply several times.
- Raise your arms, join the palms of your hands with your fingers your hands with your fingers straight, and arch your back and arms to the side and breathe slowly. side and breathe slowly. Then return to the starting position and repeat the stretch to the opposite side. the stretch to the opposite side.
- Need more? This video will teach you beginner-friendly yoga positions to work on your core:
You've already seen that you don't need to leave home to improve your heart health. But whether you are not convinced by the yoga and stretching exercises that we have presented, or if you want to combine different routines, in this video you will learn cardio exercises in which you can regulate the intensity yourself.
Once you have these exercises under control, we invite you to level up with these other cardio exercises.