February is not only the month of Valentine’s and all things heart shaped, it’s also American Heart Month , so I wanted to give you some info on keeping a happy and healthy heart through strength training.
Most medical and fitness experts would agree that aerobic exercise such as running, walking, cycling and swimming is the most important for building and maintaining healthy heart and lungs, however, recent research including studies published by the CDC and the Journal of The American Heart Association indicate that strength training not only enhances the effects of aerobic exercise but also has its own unique heart health benefits.
Strength training improves overall health of the heart and lungs for all age groups, while also increasing functional capacity for everything from tasks of daily living (dressing, walking, carrying groceries, etc.) to sports performance. So get pumped to keep that heart pumping! Read more →