Exercise to take care of the heart | News

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared September 29 as World Heart Day. The entity insists, in different studies, on the positive impact of exercising the body for the benefit of cardiovascular health and, consequently, of the entire body.


The WHO recommends greeting each other by placing your hand on your heart

Because this Thursday marks International Heart Day, a date created by the WHO, we give you a series of recommendations that help keep the organ that pumps blood throughout the body in optimal condition.

Generally, all types of exercise help keep the heart working at normal rates. However, people who suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity should consult their doctors before starting to exercise.

Exercises should not be performed indiscriminately. | Photo: WHO

Before starting any sports routine, it is best to do stretching or a short walk of between 50 and 100 meters. In this way, the body begins to adapt to exercises that are not part of its normal life.

A walk at normal rates eliminates 330 calories per hour, while at a fast pace the reduction can be doubled. Unlike jogging or squatting, this exercise doesn’t injure your joints or bones.

It is good to play sports, but the main thing is not to be sedentary. | Photo: WHO

Jogging is another of the exercises that specialists suggest. It tones the muscles and helps arterial irrigation, thus increasing the capacity of the heart. However, from the type of terrain to the shoes worn or the speed, they can damage the body.

Although more difficult to access, swimming is one of the most complete workouts that the human body and, therefore, the heart can have. Specialists advise that, if possible, it is optimal to swim one hundred meters per week.

In order to speed up weight loss, many gyms tend to apply innovative training systems, such as the combination of martial arts with aerobics and dance. Faced with effective results, people tend to train more.

However, although the health of the heart is directly related to the weight of the body, demanding more from the body than it can cause, on many occasions, severe damage to the heart and pancreas.

Just as important as exercising is having a healthy diet. | Photo: PAHO

When you experience chest pain while exercising, it doesn’t mean you’re having a heart attack. This can be the product of an exaggerated exposure to strong rhythms of physical work.

Finally, there is something that we must never forget. The cardiovascular system, even if you enjoy the best sports routines, if you do not have a healthy diet can collapse.

A diet where refined wheat flour, processed sugar, animal fat and artificial beverages are eliminated, can be more effective for the heart than the best of workouts.