How exercise can help support your heart health.
This February, we are focusing on Heart Month in more ways than one: with healthy eating (read our latest Heart Health Tasty Tuesday recipe) and healthy habits, such as exercising regularly.
We all know that being active is a part of a healthy lifestyle. But did you know that regular aerobic exercise can strengthen your heart and cardiovascular system and improve heart failure symptoms?
Aerobic exercise can be as simple as taking a 30 minute walk or jog, or as complex as hitting the gym and engaging in multiple exercises, such as jumping rope, using the stationary bike and the rowing machine. No matter which exercises you decide to do, however, it’s important that you commit to doing them at least three times a week in order to reap the maximum health benefits.
If you’re just getting started, try taking your dog for a walk or ask a friend to go on a leisurely bike ride with you. It’s best to begin slowly and increase the level of difficultly and the length of the exercise as you go along; this will prevent feelings of frustration and you’ll be more likely to stick with your new routine!
PGX Tip: Try fuelling up with a PGX protein shake before you begin your exercise.