How Exercise Affects Heart Health
Routine cardio exercise is essential for maintaining a healthy heart. Discover three easy ways you can enhance your cardiovascular health. Start your healthy habits with a free week of heart-pumping and fat-burning classes at your local Farrells.
3 Ways to Improve Heart Health 1. Cardio Workouts Cardio exercise makes your heart stronger by raising your heart rate. Your heart sends extra blood to your muscles as your heart rate increases. The extra blood flow results in a higher volume of blood returning to your heart. Over time, the increased blood volume enlarges the left ventricle, which is responsible for distributing oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. Your heart cavity can now keep and distribute a larger volume of blood, even when you’re not exercising. This lowers your blood pressure and lessens the amount of work your heart has to do. Related: What is Strength Training and Why is it Important? 2. Heart Rate Tracking At Farrell’s Overland Park, we track how effective your workout is. We use Myzone, the industry-leading heart rate monitor, to record effort during class. Exertion levels are recorded 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. Related: Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat 3. Nutrition Cardio exercise isn’t the only way to keep your heart healthy. 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 annual check-ups with your doctor! Related: Carbs—Too Little or Too Much? Strengthen Your Heart with Farrell’s Proper nutrition and frequent exercise are necessary for maintaining a healthy heart. Get started by claiming your free week at Farrell’s Overland Park.">
Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat
HIIT workouts are proven to be the best method to lose weight and burn fat. Plus, they don't take a lot of time, so they fit your schedule. Want to attend a HIIT class? Try a week on us at your local FXB.
12 Benefits of HIIT HIIT exercises are quick and fit with for your life. Even better is how your body responds after the workout. These exercises lead to afterburn by expanding your metabolic rate. Simply put, you torch calories after ending your workout—even while relaxing on the couch! HIIT routines increase muscle and improve your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for longer periods of time. Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT: Burns more calories more quickly Enhances endurance Strengthens cardiovascular health Improves blood vessel activity Promotes blood sugar regulation Increases oxygen consumption Reduces resting heart rate and blood pressure Reverses age-related muscle decline Stimulates human growth hormone creation Builds fast-twitch muscles Promotes brain function Lessens anxiety and depression Related: What is Strength Training and Why is it Important? 12-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do at Home Not close to a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve made an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. No equipment necessary! Do each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each set. Repeat this circuit twice. Jump Squats Push-ups Burpees Alternating Side Lunges Mountain Climbers Plank Related: 6 Reasons Why Farrell’s Nutrition Works! Lose Weight and Burn Fat with FXB If you’re looking to burn body fat, increase muscle and improve your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into short, convenient workouts. Want to get started with an enjoyable and effective workout? Look at group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!">
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What is Strength Training and Why is it Important?
Strength training is a component of the healthy lifestyle we encourage at FXB. It can spur weight loss and stop osteoporosis and muscle degeneration.