“IF YOU THINK FITNESS IS COSTLY, TRY ILLNESS”
Fitness is an important parameter of Health. Exercise is a key to Fitness. Exercise or Physical activity can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Physical activities and exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Regular exercise improves lifestyle. It has various advantages: –
- Circulation: Cardiovascular exercise improves blood circulation which reduces the risk of blood clots or blockages in the arteries.
- Strong heart: Regular exercise strengthens the heart, and a strong heart expands less effort to a pump blood.
- Lowers BP: Aerobic exercise has been shown to assist in reducing and sometimes even preventing high blood pressure
- Lowers cholesterol: Exercise can also raise HDL levels (“good” cholesterol) which helps lower heart disease risk.
- Weight loss: Regular exercise together with a healthy diet can help overweight or obese people lose weight. Carrying excess weight is linked to numerous diseases, including diabetes, and puts strain on the heart. Losing weight can alleviate this strain.
Cardio respiratory exercise, often known as ‘cardio’ is an exercise that increase the heartbeat and breathing rate. Such exercise includes walking, running, swimming, cycling, dancing and team sports such as football, hockey, basketball etc.
Heart rate is the speed of the heartbeat measured by the number of contractions of the heart per minute. The heart rate can vary according to the body’s physical needs, including the need to absorb oxygen and excrete carbon dioxide. A normal heart rate is usually stated as 60 to 100 beats per minute. The heart circulates oxygen and nutrient rich blood throughout the body.
“EXERCISE SHOULD BE REGARDED AS A TRIBUTE TO THE HEART”
Exercise may affect the heart rate of person. Measuring heart rate is important during exercise. There are reasons for measuring it
When you keep track of your heart rate during exercise, you are able to ensure the safety of your fitness program. Beginning your exercise would make your heart beat 60 to 100 times per minute. Your heart rate while resting would only be 40 beats per minute. If you go beyond the normal range, you are going beyond the safety parameters of your workout.
Another good reason to record your heart rate during exercise is to gauge your progress. Doing this will help you achieve your desired goals. When you monitor your heart rate and it does not go above your resting heart rate, you will know that you’re not working hard enough. This will help you adjust your workout to ensure that you will get favorable results from it.
Research shows that exercise performed five days a week for at least 30 minutes equates to living longer, better quality of life and management of chronic conditions. Getting your heart beating faster than its resting rate each day trains your body to move oxygen and blood to your muscles more efficiently.