Exercises to Make your Heart Stronger
Thursday, October 31

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Everyone can benefit from additional exercise. While the constraints of work and family responsibilities limit extra time in the day, we all know how vital it is to schedule in exercising. Even 30 minutes of cardio a day can strengthen your heart and turn back the aging clock. If you are pressed for time, try these exercises to get your workout completed with the added advantage of accomplishing a household task. Be sure to consult a physician prior to starting any exercise regime.

Yard work—Manual labor makes the heart beat faster and thus, burn calories. Try activities like raking, weeding, gardening and trimming plants that move your body through various ranges of motion. For example, trimming plants will whittle your waist and build arm strength. You are working multiple muscles with just one activity.

House work—This is the same idea as yard work—moving burns calories. Try adding in 30 minutes of vacuuming one day and scrubbing the bathroom the next day. You’ll have a clean house, but also a stronger physique as these activities work various muscles, such as arms and legs. Plus, the vacuum acts as a weight to push.

Taking your children for a walk. Use the stroller and take a brisk walk for 30 minutes. The stroller is also a weight that requires more energy to push than just walking alone. Once you start getting into better shape, try adding a few minutes of jogging and build up from there.

Lift weights while watching television. If you are someone who decompresses by watching the tube, purchase a couple of hand weights or use plastic gallons of water you find in your fridge. Do bicep curls and lunges during a 30-minute show. You’ll make a sedentary activity into a calorie-burning one.

You should also start adding in proper nutrition into your diet. Weider™ offers Red Rice Yeast Plus as a supplement to a healthy diet. Weider™ offers Red Rice Yeast with phytosterols that help combat cholesterol. Food or dietary supplements containing at least 400 mg per serving of free Phytosterols taken twice a day with meals for a daily total intake of at least 800mg, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

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