AEROBIC EXERCISE CAN HEAL YOUR HEART
Running, rowing, cycling, skipping, they may not just strengthen your heart (aerobic exercise can heal your heart), they may also actually repair it when it’s damaged. Proteins that help keep cells healthy usually mend themselves when they get degraded from normal wear and tear. Sometimes, though, as in heart failure, damaged proteins accumulate and cause heart disease-and there’s no drug that can restore these essential cells to their previous grandeur. But here’s where aerobic exercise – which we already know strengthens lungs. Lowers cholesterol, reduces with damaged improves the immune system-comes in. Individuals with damaged hearts on a steady routine of intense cardiovascular exercise can restore their cardiac proteins, making their broken tickers healthy again. This shows just how powerful exercise is. Aerobic exercise-is at boosting heart health. And though the findings will be most immediately beneficial to people already dealing with heart failure, they also reinforce how important working out is to our cardiovascular system. So get in at least 25 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity three days a week and add at least two days a week of resistance exercise to keep that pump primed.