Failing to exercise regularly significantly elevates your risk of heart disease. If you start and maintain an exercise program, you’ll boost your heart health both directly and indirectly. Exercise has indirect benefits for your heart because it helps you maintain a healthy weight , control your blood pressure, and lower your cholesterol levels. Regular exercise also allows your body to use oxygen more effectively, improves blood circulation, and strengthens the heart. Additionally, regular exercise keeps your blood vessels flexible.
If you already have a heart condition, follow an exercise program that’s approved by your cardiologist. Start slowly if you’re unaccustomed to exercising. Stretch your muscles before and after your workout, and gradually build up the duration and intensity of your workout.
Learn more about a heart-healthy exercise program by scheduling an appointment with Cardiac Solutions. You can reach our cardiology clinics in Avondale, Glendale, Sun City West, or Peoria by calling (623) 876-8816.