Heart disease accounts for one in every four deaths in the United States. And it’s the leading cause of death for both men and women.
So how can you take charge of your heart health?
One way is doing cardiovascular exercise on a regular basis.
Farrell’s cardio kickboxing classes combine cardio training with HIIT workouts. The result is a dynamic workout guaranteed to burn fat.
Increase your heart health with a free week of classes at Farrell’s Woodbury.
3 Ways to Improve Heart Health
1. Cardio Workouts
Cardio exercise makes your heart stronger by raising your heart rate. Your heart deploys more blood to your muscles as your heart rate increases.
The extra blood flow leads to a higher volume of blood returning to your heart.
Over time, the higher blood volume enlarges the left ventricle, which is responsible for distributing oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. Your heart cavity can now hold and distribute a higher volume of blood, even when you’re resting.
This lowers your blood pressure and lessens the amount of work your heart has to do.
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2. Heart Rate Tracking
At Farrell’s Woodbury, we track how productive your workout is.
We use Myzone, the industry-leading heart rate monitor, to record effort during class. Exertion levels are monitored throughout class to improve member results.
Our certified instructors
keep class between 80-90 percent exertion during high-intensity intervals. Active recovery periods are kept at 60-70 percent intensity.
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Cardio exercise isn’t the only way to keep your heart strong. Nutrition also plays an important function in preventative heart health.
Some of the best foods to eat are:
- Colorful vegetables
- Leafy greens
- Fibrous fruits
- Nuts and seeds
- Fish high in omega-3
And don’t forget to schedule your regular check-ups with your doctor!
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Strengthen Your Heart with Farrell’s
Proper nutrition and frequent exercise are essential for maintaining a healthy heart.
Get started by signing up for a free week at Farrell’s Woodbury.