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Making physical fitness a priority in your life can come with unique benefits, including a healthy heart. According to Perspectives, your heart is a hard-working muscle that pumps gallons of blood each day, 2,000 to be specific, and beats 100,000 times each day. Building your heart muscles starts with a physical fitness routine focused on heart health, but these are some key ways it benefits your heart.

Builds Muscles

Aerobic workouts as part of your physical fitness routine will exercise your heart and build your heart muscles. Aerobic exercise helps to strengthen your heart and reduce the risk of a heart attack. Like any other muscle in your body, the more you use it, the stronger it becomes. Exercises like walking, jogging, and running are all exercises that can help to build a healthy heart.

Increases Efficiency

Regular exercise can help you to train your heart to work more efficiently. In other words, the strain that is put on your heart by pumping blood can be lessened by being physically fit. Your heart will have to work less to perform the same action which can help to reduce the stress on your heart.

Lowers Cholesterol

There is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. When you are physically fit you can increase good cholesterol and reduce bad cholesterol in your bloodstream, which can better protect your heart. Clogged arteries can cause your heart to work overtime trying to pump blood through.

Improves Damaged Hearts

It's never too late to start living a heart-healthy lifestyle that has a foundation in physical fitness. You can make changes that'll make your heart stronger than ever. Even after a heart attack, exercise has been shown to improve the health of the heart. Moderate exercise after a heart attack can help to start rebuilding the heart and making it stronger. Those who exercise after a heart attack increase their survival rate by a full 79%, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Contact us today to take care of your heart by starting a fitness program and we'll be happy to help you accomplish your fitness goals. Learn more about the exercises you can do to improve your heart function, lower your blood pressure, and ensure that you are taking care of your heart.

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