6 best exercises to support your heart health

Document Date Posted: 31/10/2021-11:31PM

Poor Heart Health/Heart Disease is one of the leading causes of death in Australia and New Zealand. In 2019 12% of all deaths in males, in Australia, was linked to heart disease. This makes it the number 1 cause of death1 It is the second leading cause of death for females and New Zealanders2

These statistics in mind, it becomes our greatest mission to remind you to take care of your heart. Your heart is just like any other muscle in your body. When you strengthen your muscles, it helps them become more efficient and makes them better able to pump blood throughout your body.

Let’s have a closer look at exercises to help you get your heart pumping:

Aerobics

Aerobic exercise, also known as “cardio”, exercise is a beneficial type of exercise for your heart and blood vessels and gets your heart beating faster which improves the flow the oxygen throughout your body and also reduces the risk of heart diseases. A lifelong commitment to regular cardio exercise can preserve your heart’s function and keep it “youthful” over the course of your life.

Dancing

Dancing for heart health is an activity that can be done anytime, anywhere. It's free. It's easy. And most importantly it is so much fun! So, get up! Get moving! And dance away! Dancing is also family-inclusive which makes it more fun and creates a strong social connection at the same time helping relieve stress. It also works your heart and lungs, helping to improve your cardiovascular health, and requires continuous exertion, often at a fast pace, which can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease

Skipping

Skipping helps to lower blood pressure and high blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for coronary heart disease. Skipping can also help prevent high blood pressure from developing. Doing it frequently makes your heart stronger. A happy strong heart is a healthy heart!

Walking

This may sound easy yet a great way to strengthen your heart and keep it pumping. You can incorporate this in your daily schedule and have a 30mins walk on weekdays maybe in between your lunch breaks and probably longer walks like 1 hour on the weekends and enjoy yourself while at it by listening to some music or even walk with a friend. The faster you walk the fast your heart rate pumps and even the better it becomes for your muscles and joints as well.

Swimming

Sounds fun right! Yes, this is a fun exercise which when not only strengthens your whole body but also your heart. The best approach to do it is to take a water aerobics class to ensure consistency since this is an exercise that allows you to move your body without a lot of pain and it’s easy on your joints too.

Yoga

Yoga consists mainly of postures, often connected by flowing sequences, sometimes accompanied by breathing exercises, and is great for your heart health. It’s a great heart booster that provides the calm required to lower blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood glucose levels, as well as heart rate so make sure to incorporate this into your routine!

How supplementation of CoQ10 helps the heart

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References

1. https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/life-expectancy-death/deaths-in-australia/contents/leading-causes-of-death
2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3178961/ and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6131403/
3. https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements-coenzyme-q10/art-20362602
4. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/coenzyme-q10
5. https://www.genome.gov/genetics-glossary/Mitochondria
6.https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/exercise-and-the-heart
7.https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/
8.https://www.hindawi.com/journals/omcl/2019/3756750/
1. https://intermountainhealthcare.org/blogs/topics/heart/2019/02/6-best-exercises-to-strengthen-your-heart/