Cardiovascular Exercise and How it Strengthens Your Heart

Use it or Lose it! It’s the old adage “Use it or Lose it” you guys have heard it before, get your mind out of the gutter, I’m not talking about anything bad here. I’m talking about exercise, we’ve talking about heart health and what I’m really talking about here is getting your heart working. Use it and strengthen it or it weakens and goes away. I’m Doctor Christopher Hood from Hood Chiropractic. We’ve heard that in terms of exercise and muscle growth but I don’t really people think about it in terms or heart health.  The reason you want to exercise, partially cardiovascular exercise, is to strengthen your heart. I’m not talking about running a marathon or triathlons, although if that’s your thing go for it. We’re talking about, getting out and walking, jogging, race walking, swimming, walking the dog. Anything you like to do that gets your heart rate up, strengthen your heart. The stronger your heart is, the more efficient it is, the easier it is to pump blood, the blood pressure goes down, stress goes down longevity goes up. When you’re talking about exercise and utilizing the heart and utilizing strength, what we’re talking about is when you exercise your heart, when you raise your heart level up, your hearts has to contract harder, the arteries have to work harder and then they rest over the 2-3 days after the exercise they get stronger, therefore more efficient. Increase efficiency, increase blood through, increasing health. So, simple thing we can do for Heart Health Month, get out there and start moving. I recommend you exercise early in the morning before the day gets going. Go for a walk, take the dogs out there, get you heartrate up, don’t just putts around. Go out there and get your heart rate going, go on a walk with your family, go on a bike ride with your kids, whatever you need to do.

I hope you guys enjoyed this, Heart Health, get it stronger get those mussels going.

I’ll talk to you guys soon, it’s all good in the hood. God bless