Heart Healthy Exercises

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Heart Healthy Exercises

Are you ready to pump up your heart health and get moving? If you’re living with heart disease or looking to improve your cardiovascular fitness, you’ve come to the right place!

It is no secret that proper diet and adequate exercise support the maintenance of a healthier heart. You can achieve the necessary exercises for efficient heart health by combining aerobic exercise, resistance training and stretching exercises. The exercises below will get you started on this exciting and transformative adventure toward` a healthier heart: 

Split Lunge Rainbow Slam

This exercise is great for simultaneously working your shoulders and obliques, as well as your lower body. To begin, you are going to need a medicine ball that is meant for slamming into the ground and won’t bounce away. Our slam balls are designed to withstand the toughest of exercise programs and are perfect for this kind of workout. Once you have your slam ball, start in a lunge position, and hold the slam ball in front of your left hip. Then, as you hold the lunge position, swing the slam ball with force in an arc formation (like a rainbow). Brace your core and slam the ball into the ground outside your left foot. Pick the slam ball up from the ground to complete the rep. Try to perform as many reps as possible for 45 to 60 seconds to complete the set before switching sides and repeating this exercise.

High Knees

High Knees is a simple exercise that really gets your heart pumping. By doing just a few short bursts, you will be able to work your quads, calves, hip flexors, and core. To begin, stand on a CanDo® Exercise Mat and bend your arms at 90-degree angles with your elbows close to sides. Have your hands at hip height in front of your body and lift your right knee up to tap the palm of your hand. Then, return the right knee to the starting position and quickly repeat this same motion on the left side to finish the rep. You want to continue to alternate sides and increase your speed for about 20 reps.

Kettlebell Swing

The kettlebell swing is a low impact exercise that comes with amazing benefits. It involves working on your glutes and core as you generate enough power to propel the CanDo® Kettlebell forward. To begin, have your knees slightly bent and your torso leaned forward at a 45-degree angle. Then, hold the handle of the CanDo® Kettlebell with both hands and extend your arms straight toward the floor. Now, in one motion, squeeze your glutes, straighten your legs, and lift your torso as you thrust your hips forward, while swinging the kettlebell to your chest height. Make sure you keep your arms straight and your core tight throughout. Then, complete the rep by reversing the momentum and bringing the kettlebell between your thighs. Try to perform this exercise for about 10 reps to complete the set.

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Article written by William Graves.