Keep Your Heart Healthy With Home Exercises

April 10, 2020


Exercise

Keeping yourself healthy doesn’t have to be an expensive or time-consuming investment. There are many simple ways to keep your heart healthily pumping at home without having to spend for costly equipment or gym subscriptions.


Here are some home exercises you can do to stay healthy and keep your heart in top shape:

  • Brisk Walking / Jogging / Running
    • These exercises are moderate-level intensity activities that greatly aid the body in using oxygen. In addition to getting your heart pumping, these exercises also benefit the lungs, reduce blood pressure, increase stamina, and reduce the risk for heart diseases.[1][2][3][4][5]
  • Anaerobic Exercises
    • Anaerobic exercises use less oxygen and focus on building core strength and muscle, but they also benefit the heart. Exercises like planks, sit-ups, push-ups, bridges, lunges, and many others, build power and strength.[1][2][3][4][5]
  • Stretching
    • These exercises may use less oxygen and get the heart pumping a little less, but stretching and flexibility exercise can still benefit the heart. Exercises like yoga can improve flexibility, bodily motion, and posture.[1][2][3][4][5]

 

These are just some of the myriad of ways to exercise at home to keep your heart pumping at its best. If you’re struggling to find the time to do these exercises at home, even simple alternatives to modern conveniences including taking the stairs, walking home, and the like, are much better than living inactive lifestyles.

 

Sources:

[1]https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/153390.php#types-and-benefits

[2]https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/3-kinds-of-exercise-that-boost-heart-health

[3]https://www.onemedical.com/blog/live-well/home-workout

[4]https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/guide/exercise-healthy-heart#1

[5]https://familydoctor.org/diet-and-exercise-for-a-healthy-heart/