Benefits Of Physical Activity Which Are Good For Heart

Erin Benjamin 

Globally, many people are dying due to the heart problems for some people are becoming very lazy and they do not want to do any physical activities such as aerobic exercises that are very beneficial in avoiding heart problems. However, there are physical activities that anyone can do so as to avoid these problems. Research has shown that doing regular physical activity can speed recovery from a heart attack and it can also help to prevent worsening symptoms if someone has the heart disease. Therefore, exercise is good for the heart.

Physical Activity Which Are Good For Heart

Notably, the best exercise for the heart is aerobic activity because it works large groups of muscles such as the shoulders, arms and legs. There are different types of aerobic activities which one should exercise so as to avoid heart problems.

Types of Aerobic Activity

  1. Brisk walking
  2. Swimming
  3. Running
  4. Dancing
  5. Cycling

However, it is advisable to combine these exercises with a balanced diet of carbohydrates, proteins, fibre, fruits, unsaturated fat and vegetables.

What to Do In Every Exercise?

Notably, it is recommended to include warm-up, conditioning phase and a cool down in every exercise session because it motivates and makes someone to have more strength during exercise.

  • Warm-up makes the body to get used to what it is being asked to do.
  • Conditioning is the main part of the exercise.
  • Cool down makes someone to transition out of the exercise. It is advisable not to lie down, sit, or stand still right after the exercise since one may feel lightheaded or dizzy. However, the best cool down is to ease up on the intensity of the activity.

How To Stick With Exercise?

a) One should ban boredom by picking a variety of activities so as to avoid doing the same thing over and over again.

b) Making playlists while doing exercise makes someone entertained.

c) One needs to be committed so as to make a decision ahead of time and ignore the exercise and that impulse anyway.

d) Having a friend during exercise makes a good socialization hence becoming more fun.

e) It is advisable to avoid buying expensive equipment or joining an expensive health club.

Therefore, if regular exercise is done, there will be no many cases of heart problems. Also, it is important for people to apply the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which allows them to access health care services when travelling on holiday in another EEA (European Economic Area) countries such as Switzerland.

However, the accessibility of these health care services is at a reduced cost or sometimes free of charge. Notably, this card covers the treatment until the day of return to the UK. Also, it covers treatment of routine maternity care and pre-existing medical conditions.

Notably, it is free of charge to renew or apply the EHIC card. The renewal of the card can be done online via the official EHIC application form. Also, the card does not cover any private medical healthcare such as being flown back to the UK or stolen property. Therefore, it is important to have both a valid private travel insurance cover and an EHIC card.