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Healthy Hearts

11th January 2024

Healthy Hearts and Cardio 

Keeping your heart healthy is something you can work on every day and we are here to help you understand how…

Interesting facts about your heart

  • Your heart beats around 100,000 a day.
  • Your heart pumps around 2,000 gallons of blood a day.
  • Laughing is good for your heart – It reduces stress and gives a boost to your immune system.

The key to keeping a healthy heart 

  • Healthy eating can help look after your heart. There are some nutrition tips that can help you keep your heart healthy. Click on the link to find out more… https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/support/healthy-living/healthy-eating 
  • Regular physical activity reduces your risk of having a heart attack or developing heart disease.
  • Quitting smoking decreases your risk of heart attack and stroke almost straight away.
  • Understanding and controlling cholesterol and blood pressure is key to your heart health

Cardio is a great way to keep your heart healthy, it improves your heart’s ability to pump blood to your lungs and throughout your body. As a result, more blood flows to your muscles, and oxygen levels in your blood rise.

Try these great cardio machines to get your heart pumping:

  • Stairmaster
  • Treadmill
  • Spin Bike
  • Rowing Machine
  • Cross Trainer

Even a quick 30 minute workout can improve your hearts health, another option could be a fast paced walk, you can even invite a friend or loved one and have a catch up whilst getting that body moving!