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Quick Exercises for the Heart

The heart is considered one of the most important organs in the body. Without the heart, you have no life. Without life, there is no “you”. For people who have very little time in their lives to pursue a physical fitness program, there are many options they have to get the necessary exercise to keep their heart strong and healthy. In this article, you will find many quick exercise suggestions for a strong and healthy heart. Remember, before starting any new exercise regime, you should contact your doctor and express your goals. They will be able to work with you closely to ensure that you are performing healthy exercises that will benefit you.

One of the first quick exercises that you can perform in order to strengthen and maintain your heart is to take a walk. The walk should not be one done at leisure. You should ensure that the walk is fast paced. If you are just starting out, it is important that you start out slowly and work yourself up to a more brisk walk. Walking at a fast pace will ensure that you get your blood pumping and that the heart is receiving a good workout.

The next thing that you can do to increase the strength of your heart is to perform step aerobics. A safe alternative to this type of exercise is walking up and down stairs, or steps. It is important that you do this exercise safely. The results of this exercise will not only strengthen your heart, but it will also tone muscles and make you feel great!

Swimming is a wonderful exercise for the heart. You can swim in a pool, a lake, a pond, a river, or an ocean. The workout from a good swim is extremely beneficial and you are sure to feel the benefits of swimming almost instantly. It is important to maintain safe practices when swimming. Do not swim immediately after you have consumed a meal. Do not perform swimming exercises unless you are completely comfortable in the water. Do not swim where there are no lifeguards if you are alone. If possible, do not swim alone at all. Accidents can happen – even with the best swimmer. Be sure to take the proper precautions in order to ensure your safety.

Dancing is an exercise that many people perform that is wonderful for the heart and many other things in the body. Dancing can help you tone your muscles, burn fat, increase metabolism and feel great. Many people enjoy this particular exercise because it is entertaining.

There are many exercises that a person can perform that are quick and easy to improve the health of their heart. Before starting any exercise program, it is important to let a medical professional know the goals that you wish to accomplish so that they may work closely with you to ensure that these goals are met.

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The LaHarpe School board heard information from physical education teacher, Ryan Hopper, and kindergarten teacher, Melissa Johnson, at their Feb. 25 board meeting.


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