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How Exercise Affects Heart Health
Frequent cardio exercise is critical for maintaining a healthy heart. Discover three easy ways you can enhance your cardiovascular health. Begin your healthy lifestyle with a free week of heart-pumping and fat-burning classes at your local Farrells.
3 Ways to Improve Heart Health 1. Cardio Workouts Cardio exercise makes your heart healthier by increasing your heart rate. Your heart pumps extra blood to your muscles as your heart rate goes higher. The extra blood flow causes a larger volume of blood returning to your heart. Over time, the increased blood volume enlarges the left ventricle, which is responsible for pumping oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. Your heart cavity can now keep and distribute a larger volume of blood, even when you’re resting. This lowers your blood pressure and reduces the amount of work your heart has to do. Related: What is Strength Training and Why is it Important? 2. Heart Rate Tracking At Farrell’s Columbus, we track how efficient your workout is. We use Myzone, the industry-leading heart rate monitor, to gauge activity during class. Exertion levels are watched throughout class to improve member results.  Our certified instructors keep class between 80-90 percent exertion during high-intensity intervals. Active recovery periods are kept at 60-70 percent intensity. Related: Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat 3. Nutrition Cardio workouts aren’t the only way to keep your heart working well. Nutrition also plays an essential role in preventative heart health. Some of the best foods to eat are: Colorful vegetables Leafy greens Fibrous fruits Nuts and seeds Fish high in omega-3 And don’t forget to schedule your regular check-ups with your doctor! Related: Carbs—Too Little or Too Much? Strengthen Your Heart with Farrell’s Proper nutrition and frequent exercise are important for maintaining a healthy heart. Get started by signing up for a free week at Farrell’s Columbus.">
Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat
HIIT workouts are recognized as the best way to lose weight and burn fat. Plus, they don't take a lot of time, so they fit your schedule. Want to experience a HIIT class? Try free week at your local FXB.
12 Benefits of HIIT HIIT exercises are quick and are convenient for your routine. Even better is what your body does after you’re done. These workouts spark afterburn by expanding your metabolic rate. Simply put, you torch calories after ending your workout—even while laying on the couch! HIIT classes add muscle and boost your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for extended periods of time. Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT: Burns more calories more quickly Enhances endurance Strengthens cardiovascular functions Improves blood vessel capacity Promotes blood sugar management Increases oxygen intake Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure Undoes age-related muscle decline Triggers human growth hormone generation Develops fast-twitch muscles Promotes brain function Lessens anxiety and depression Related: What is Strength Training and Why is it Important? 12-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do at Home Not by a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve developed an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. No equipment necessary! Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each movement. Do this circuit twice. Jump Squats Push-ups Burpees Alternating Side Lunges Mountain Climbers Plank Related: 6 Reasons Why Farrell’s Nutrition Works! Lose Weight and Burn Fat with FXB If you want to burn body fat, build muscle and enhance your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into short, convenient workouts. Need to get started with a fun and effective workout? Check out group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!">
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What is Strength Training and Why is it Important?
Strength training is a piece of the healthy lifestyle we foster at FXB. It can spur weight loss and stop osteoporosis and muscle degeneration.