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Exercise Required for A Healthy Heart

Any amount of exercise is better than none. Physical activity and training not only helps to prevent the risk of heart attack and heart disease but can also manage and improve already developed heart condition. However, many studies have shown that moderate or vigorous-intensity exercise helps protect your heart and brain, helps prevent diabetes, cancer, and other chronic diseases and reduces the risk for premature death.
For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends these exercise guidelines:

Aerobic activity: Get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week, or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity. To provide even more significant health benefits and to assist with weight loss or maintaining weight loss, at least 300 minutes a week is recommended. But even small amounts of physical activity are helpful, and being active for short periods throughout the day can add up to provide a health benefit.

Strength training:  Do strength training exercises for all major muscle groups at least two times a week. Aim to do a single set of each exercise using a weight or resistance level heavy enough to tire your muscles after about 12 to 15 repetitions.

Benefits of exercise and regular physical activity :

1. Increases heart muscle strength

2. Improves lung function

3. Lowers blood pressure

4. Lowers high cholesterol

5. Lowers high blood sugar

6. Reduces risk of heart attack and heart disease

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