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Cardio Conscious: Ways To Improve Your Heart Health Outside The Gym

Cardio Conscious: Ways To Improve Your Heart Health Outside The Gym

We all know some skipping, running on the treadmill or walking a few flights on the Stair Master are GREAT cardio exercises which help keep your heart in tip-top shape. However, did you know there are a few other things you can do to improve your heart health outside of the gym? Discover our favourite everyday hacks:

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies
Adding one extra fruit or vegetable to your daily diet is beneficial to your heart. Why? Because they contain antioxidants that slow down the build-up of fats and cholesterol over time. Yes, an apple a day does keep the doctor away.

Deep Breathing
Deep breathing and breathing exercises help to send oxygen to your muscles - it also means your heart is working a bit faster which is a great bonus benefit for one of the most important muscles in your body. Taking a quiet moment every day to practice your breathing can have several benefits such as helping to improve your blood circulation, boost the quality of your air passages, and improve your mental outlook.

Wash Your Hands Often
Coming out of a pandemic, we all know how important being sanitary is to our overall health. Frequently washing your hands can help to prevent the spread of colds and flu which are tough on the heart.

Take a Walk
Taking a 10-minute stroll around every day is not only good for your heart to get it pumping. But daily walks can be good for your mental health as well. You can even make these walks quality time with you and your four-legged friend!

If you can't get to the gym to get your regular session in, try adding these tips to your daily routine or visit our Virtual Studio and try our on-demand workouts to help keep your heart healthy!

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