Keeping your heart healthy is one of the most vital indicators of overall health in the body. It can be as simple as the routine performance of movements that most people can do. Let the board-certified specialists at Virgin Islands Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Saint Thomas and Saint Croix be your hub for education concerning exercises for heart health. Drs. Jeffrey Chase and Ahmet Sayan are here for you.
Cardiovascular exercise is critical to proper blood oxygenation, as it increases the blood circulation and encourages deep breathing. Let’s discuss some exercises that improve heart health and performance:
Walking briskly for 30 minutes a day, 3-4 times a week is a terrific way to get your heart rate up and the blood moving through your body. For an added challenge, go for a hike in the mountains.
Throw yourself a party
Turn on some music at home and dance! Exercising your heart does not have to be a grueling job. Dance while you make dinner or clean your home.
Go for a run
Running is a surefire way to work out your heart. Ensure your running shoes fit properly and that you are well hydrated before your run.
Move some weights around
Weight training with challenging weights is a good way to get the heart going. Weightlifting also encourages aggressive fat loss, so your heart benefits in multiple ways.
Take a dip
Swimming is another fun way to tone the body, exercise your heart, and get your blood circulating. Whether it's in a pool or natural surroundings, swimming increases the heart rate and requires you to focus on your breath.
Need more info on how to incorporate positive changes and goals to your workouts? Contact Drs. Jeffrey Chase and Ahmey Sayan at Virgin Islands Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Reach our beautiful Saint Thomas office at (340) 714-2845. We also serve Saint Croix at (340) 692-5000.