STRENGTH TRAINING COULD BENEFIT HEART HEALTH
According to a recent study while physical activities are beneficial for heart health, static activities such as strength training was found to be more strongly associated with reducing heart disease risks than dynamic activities like walking and cycling. It is a well known fact that physical activity is important for heart health. Strength training showed the most amount of benefit.
Both strength training and aerobic activity appeared to be heart healthy even in small amounts. Clinicians should counsel patients to exercise regardless.
Both activity types were beneficial. However, static activity appeared more beneficial than dynamic and patients who did both types of physical activity fared better than patients who simply increased the level of one type of activity.
Researchers analysed cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure, overweight, diabetes and high cholesterol as a function of self reported static and dynamic activity (strength training or walking /biking) in 4600 adults using data as a previous survey. The researchers then adjusted for age, ethinicity, gender and smoking and age. – 21 to 44 years old or over 45 years old.
So doing strength training is really good exercise and helps to lose weight. Because strength training increases lean muscle mass, it gives your cardiovascular system places to send the blood being pumped. This results in less pressure on your arteries, which helps reduce the chances of heart-related problems.
Static activity, such as strength training, had stronger links to reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases than dynamic activity, such as walking and cycling. This activity should consist of at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise, or a combination. It is better to spread the exercise across the week than complete it all in 1 or 2 days.
Aerobic activity includes walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, gardening and all forms of sports, such as golf, tennis, and volleyball.
Push-ups, static rowing, resistance training, dips, arm and leg raises, and hand grips are all examples of strength-building exercises.