Keep your heart and lungs healthy with the right kind of exercise
My mother is a stickler for getting her car oil changed on a regular basis. Her vehicle is important to her lifestyle. She knows that the fresh oil pumping through the engine will extend the life of her car and keep it running smoothly.
A working oil pump is an indispensable part of a car; without it the engine will fail. The same concepts of maintenance and care apply to another vital pump, your heart. It is one of the most important organs in the body. Composed of muscle, the heart pumps blood through the body, beating more than 100,000 times per day.
Benefits of a strong heart include:
Improved immune function
Healthier blood pressure
What will help the heart with its 24/7 workload? Cardiovascular or aerobic exercises are a great way to strengthen your heart muscle. Aerobic exercise is any system of sustained activity designed to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood and strengthen the heart and lungs.
Understanding your current fitness level is vital before starting any exercise program. Check with your healthcare professional for advice on what type or intensity of exercise is best for you. Oasis offers a variety of aerobic classes. Check out the online catalog. Class descriptions will include the intensity level from beginner to advanced levels.
Unlike a car, your body operates twenty-four hours a day without a break. Help this living machine operate at peak performance. Exercise your heart!