3.60 Strength Training and Heart Health
In this HeartStrong.com video/article, we are going to talk about strength training, including how you should approach strength training for heart health and the right exercises to do for both your upper body and your lower body.
The American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control recommend that you strength train twice weekly for optimal heart health. Building muscle not only makes you stronger and lowers your body fat percentage, but it helps you to burn more calories, increase your basal metabolic rate (BMR), improves your balance and lowers your risk of injury.
Regular strength training at least twice per week has been associated with a lower risk of heart disease, heart attack and overall death.