Aerobic exercises are one of the best ways to maintain good heart health. You can also try some of these exercises to add an element of fun in your daily fitness routine. For optimum heart health, the World Heart Association usually recommends 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic exercises every day. If at the very beginning you cannot get 30 minutes all at once, you can easily divide your entire exercise routine into 10 to 15-minute different segments. Aerobic exercises help to improve the heart and lung fitness and can also reduce the risk factors for heart diseases.
- Walk out for a healthy heart
One of the most exercise for the heart is walking. Walking daily is peaceful, safe, inexpensive and it is quite easy to fit into your daily routine. You can start walking by walking to work, the grocery store and also walking around in your neighbourhood.
- Vigorous exercise at home by climbing the stairs instead of using the lift
To get the maximum benefit from aerobic exercises, try to reach 50 to 85% of your maximum heart rate. Climbing the stairs is one of the easiest ways to achieve this simple target whether you do it at home or office or at the gym.
- Go out for cycling
The pumping motion of the large muscles in your leg is one of the best aerobic exercises for your heart. Either a road bike or a stationary bike at the gym will help you achieve in this exercise. The position of the seat and the pedals are quite important so to prevent yourself from injuries and misbalancing.
- Take a swim
Swimming is considered to be the best aerobic exercise for your heart and is the third most popular sport activity in the whole world. Two and a half hours of swimming for the whole week will give you enough benefits to keeping your heart safe. One of the major advantage of swimming as that it puts less pressure on the bones and joints and thus the risk of injury or cramps is less.
- Go for a spin on the elliptical machine in the gym
Elliptical training machines are on the most popular and well preferred aerobic exercise options. These machines are widely available in most of the fitness centres or gyms and are being increasingly purchased for exercise at home. The main advantage is that it provides both upper and lower body workout at once.
- Dancing to your heart’s content
Dancing is one of the most entertaining and rhythmic aerobic exercises for your heart. All you need is good footwear, the music of your preference and some space. You can also join the Zumba classes which are getting popular day by day.
- Chill out with martial art such as Tai chi
According to a recent survey, 20% of the entire population preferred using martial arts as a low impact aerobic exercise routine for the heart. Among them, type Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese form of exercise which is based on martial arts.