Activities That Promote A Healthy Vascular System

Inactivity is one of the causes and symptoms of vascular problems. While you are more likely to develop some form of vascular disease with age, inactivity is one contributing factor that can increase your likelihood of developing a vascular disease. Other factors that can contribute to this include your family history, pregnancy, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Scleroderma, injury, infection, chronic renal failure, or sitting or standing for an extended period.

Physical activity is essential when trying to maintain good heart health. It will strengthen your heart muscle, keep your weight down, and help prevent artery damage due to high cholesterol, high blood sugar, and high blood pressure. Johns Hopkins Medicine provides information about 3 Kinds Of Exercise That Boost Hearth Health.

  1. Aerobic Exercise – It is recommended to get 30 minutes of aerobic exercise per day. Suggested aerobic exercises include brisk walking, running, swimming, cycling, tennis, or jumping rope.
  2. Resistance Training -  It is recommended to do this type of strength training at least two nonconsecutive days per week. Suggested aerobic exercises include free weights, weight machine, push-ups, or squats.
  3. Stretching, Flexibility and Balance – It is recommended that you do this type of activity every day before and after other exercises. Tai chi and yoga are great options to increase your ability to stretch, be flexible, and maintain balance.

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Posted on behalf of Alan I. Benvenisty, MD