The 4 Best Heart Healthy Sporting Activities to Try

The 4 Best Heart-Healthy Sporting Activities to Try

 

Exercise not only helps you to shed those extra pounds and develop an attractive physique, but it can also benefit your general health so you can live a long and full life.

It is, therefore, essential to choose workouts that will support your heart health, as well as your appearance.

To preserve your health and fitness as much as possible throughout the years, check out the four best heart healthy sporting activities to try.

  1. Golf

Golf will not only allow your body to soak up essential vitamin D each day, which is great for your mental wellbeing and energy levels, but it can also protect your heart.

According to Harvard Medical School, walking 18 holes on a golf course three to five times per week will provide your heart with essential endurance exercise. Plus, you can lose weight by carrying your heavy golf clubs across a course, which can prevent the development of obesity.

If you want to preserve your heart’s health, invest in some custom golf clubs to help you develop the perfect swing and let you fall in love with the sporting activity.

  1. Interval Training

Get your body moving and your heart pumping with interval training, which is well-regarded for preventing heart disease, obesity and diabetes. All you must do is embark on short bursts of various high-intensity exercises, before experiencing a longer period of recovery.

The good news is, you don’t need to hit the gym to undertake interval training. For example, if you enjoy walking each day, you should walk for three minutes at a normal pace before embarking on one minute at a brisk pace. The simple exercise will raise and then lower your heart rate, which can improve its vascular function.

  1. Yoga

Yoga can not only help you burn calories and improve your mobility, but it can also be an effective exercise for preserving the health of your heart. That’s because it can reportedly lower a person’s blood pressure, leading to more elastic blood vessels. What’s more, the calming exercise can improve your mental wellbeing, which can lower your stress levels and can take pressure off your ticker.

You also have the option to join a beginner’s yoga class to master the healthy exercise, or you could teach yourself the practice in the comfort of your own home. The choice is yours.

  1. Swimming

A research study has found that people who regularly enjoyed swimming were less likely to pass away from cardiovascular disease. It found that there was 41% reduced risk   of developing the disease if you’re a swimmer. This is because swimming will effectively work a person’s heart and lungs, so they can train their body to efficiently use oxygen.

If this wasn’t enough reason to start swimming in your spare time, you might also be pleased to learn that it can improve your muscular strength and flexibility, as you must use your arms, legs and other muscles during the exercise.

 

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