How Exercise Affects Heart Health
Routine cardio exercise is essential for maintaining a healthy heart. Discover three easy ways you can increase your cardiovascular health. Begin your healthy lifestyle 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 strengthens your heart by upping your heart rate. Your heart deploys more blood to your muscles as your heart rate goes up. The additional blood flow causes a higher volume of blood returning to your heart. Over time, the larger blood volume enlarges the left ventricle, which is responsible for pumping oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. Your heart cavity can now hold and distribute a increased volume of blood, even when you’re resting. This lowers your blood pressure and decreases 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 Lincoln, we track how efficient your workout is. We use Myzone, the industry-leading heart rate monitor, to gauge effort during class. Exertion levels are watched throughout class to maximize member results. Our certified instructors keep class between 80-90 percent exertion during high-intensity sets. Active recovery periods are set 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 working well. Nutrition also plays an important role 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 routine check-ups with your doctor! Related: Carbs—Too Little or Too Much? Strengthen Your Heart with Farrell’s Good nutrition and frequent exercise are necessary for maintaining a healthy heart. Get started by registering for a free week at Farrell’s Lincoln.">
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 calendar. Want to experience a HIIT class? Try free week at your local FXB.
12 Benefits of HIIT HIIT workouts are fast and are convenient for your schedule. Even better is what your body does after you’re done. These exercises spark afterburn by raising your metabolic rate. Simply put, you keep burning calories after completing your workout—even while relaxing on the couch! HIIT classes increase muscle and boost your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for increased periods of time. Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT: Burns more calories faster Enhances endurance Strengthens cardiovascular health Improves blood vessel function Promotes blood sugar management Increases oxygen consumption Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure Reverses age-related muscle decline Encourages human growth hormone production Develops fast-twitch muscles Improves 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 by a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve developed a basic yet effective HIIT workout you can do at home. No equipment necessary! Do each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each move. Do 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, add muscle and better your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into fast, convenient workouts. Need 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.