A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart

 

When listing out the most important organs in your body, we are willing to bet that your heart is pretty high on the list. Your heart is tasked with making sure that every ounce of blood in your body is properly circulated, pumping up to 2,000 gallons of blood daily. With a task this important, your heart and its health should be one of your top priorities. Here at Iron Forged Fitness, we are passionate about providing Jacksonville residents with a gym that not only offers the latest in exercise equipment, amenities, and training, but also with a staff that is focused on helping all of our members achieve their health and fitness goals. In today’s post, we are going to go over some the benefits that working out has on your heart and why you should take care to make sure that your heart is as healthy as possible.

 

Working Out Helps Keep Your Cardiovascular System in Shape

 

Your cardiovascular system, the system responsible for the transportation and enrichment of your blood, is like any other system in your body. If you don’t take care of it and keep it in shape, it can become weak and damaged leading to all sorts of negative health effects. Below, we have listed a couple of ways that exercise positively benefits your heart.

 

 

  • Lower Blood Pressure: Chances are, if you are taking the time to read a blog article about heart health, you most likely understand the importance of proper blood pressure levels. High blood pressure is one of the most common medical issues in America and, unfortunately, is one of the factors that contributes to heart disease. Regular exercise helps to lower blood pressure because it works like a beta-blocker medication, slowing the heart rate at both times of activity and at times of rest. A couple of visits to your local gym every week could be all you need to maintain proper blood pressure levels.
  • Strengthen the Heart: As we mentioned previously, your heart is responsible for pumping approximately 2,000 gallons of blood through your body each and every day. This massive amount of liquid is not exactly the easiest thing to pump due to the viscous nature of blood and, as a result, you want to make sure that your heart is getting as much help as possible so that it does not struggle to perform this essential duty. Exercise programs that combine aerobic workouts and strength training have been shown to have excellent benefits for heart health because these programs help to improve the muscle’s’ ability to draw oxygen from the blood, reducing the amount of blood that the heart has to physically pump to properly oxygenate muscles.

 

 

Joins us again next time as we continue to go over some of the ways that exercise benefits your overall heart health and why you should make it a priority in your life to make sure that your heart is as healthy as possible. If you’re ready to take control of the health of your heart today, contact us at Iron Forged Fitness to learn more about our gym programs.