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Active Hearts

Let’s get physical, physical… We’re talking about how your heart muscle, your health status, and your mind reacts to your bodily physical activity.
Your heart, as we said in the previous blog, is a muscle and when muscles are exercised, they get stronger and perform better. So naturally when we exercise and do physical activity, our hearts beat faster and build strength.

This improves your heart’s ability to pump blood to your lungs and throughout your body. As a result, more blood flows to your muscles, and oxygen levels in your blood rise.
When the muscle is strong and able to do it’s job properly, it reduces stress hormones that can put an extra burden on the heart by working like a beta blocker to slow the heart rate and lower blood pressure.

Cardiologists recommend at least 30 minutes a day to benefit from physical activity. Those 30 minutes can be walking, swimming, cycling, tennis, dancing, yoga or even some creative ideas this month of love 😉– whatever floats your boat.

Another cause of heart problems is stress and when you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain.

Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine, endorphins also reduces stress and adds to the wholistic wellbeing of your heart and body.

Eat well, get physical, feel well.

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