Heart Health Improves After Strength Training And Aerobics

Nov 20 2018

Heart Health Improves After Strength Training And Aerobics

Your heart health improves considerably after doing strength training and aerobics, a recent study reports. Both types of exercise significantly reduced risk for cardiovascular disease compared to aerobics exercise.



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Heart Health: Benefits of Exercise

The American Heart Association (AHA), recommends that adults should, at a minimum, exercise for at least 150 minutes each week. These exercises should alternate between moderate to vigorous aerobics and strength training. This is especially important and critical for senior citizens.


Aerobic, exercises increase breathing and raise heart rate. On the other hand, strength training exercises major muscle groups in the upper and lower body areas. Function and muscle elasticity improves.

For seniors, balance exercises for both upper and lower body areas can reduce the risk of falls and potential disabilities. Flexibility exercises stretches the body muscles and increases range of movement.


Aerobics are exercises include walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, and gardening. It also includes sports, such as golf, tennis, and volleyball also increase .

Strength training includes push-ups, arm and leg raises, and hand grips.

Tai Chi and yoga can also improve balance and flexibility.


Both aerobic exercises and strength training lowered cardiovascular risk factors of between 30 and 70 percent. The link was strongest for young adults in the strength training category. This study evaluated 4,000 participants.


Heart Health: Grand Healthcare and Rehab Center, Whitestone, New York

At The Grand Healthcare and Rehab Centers, we tailor all of our rehab programs so that your loved ones receive the best possible care. This includes aerobic and strength training exercise programs tailored specifically to the ability and needs of our patients.

Please schedule a tour of our facilities to see our programs in action. Observe our highly skilled professional nursing staff direct the many and varied activities.

Call us at 718-746-0400 to schedule your tour.

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Barry G

Barry graduated from City University of New York and holds a Ph.D. in Physiological Psychology.

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