How to Exercise for Better Heart Health

Did you know that approximately every 40 seconds someone will have a heart attack and heart attacks account for 1 in 7 deaths.

As scary as those statistics are, engaging in regular moderate aerobic exercise for at least 30 minutes five days a week or more vigorous workouts at least 20 minutes three times a week can drastically reduce your chances of heart related illness.

Yet only 40% of adults are doing enough regular exercise…

We want to help change that!

One of the biggest barriers to regular exercise is lack of time, and when life gets busy, exercise is one of the first things that is scrapped from the to-do list.

So, Here Are 6 Tips to Help You Exercise More

1. Plan

One of the most common reasons for not exercising is lack of time.

Planning when you will exercise in advance, can help you to fit exercise into your schedule. Look at your week and block out time in your diary, like you would for any other appointment.

2. Move Often

Increasing your incidental exercise is a great way to get more exercise into your day.

Making small changes in your day like parking further away, taking the stairs, or walking while you make calls can help to increase your daily movement.

3. Make It Part of Your Routine

You don’t have to love exercise. If exercise is not something you enjoy, you may find it hard to motivate yourself.

Make exercise apart of your routine so it fits into your day and becomes part of your routine like brushing your teeth or having your morning coffee.

4. Exercise With Someone

Find a friend or family member to exercise with. This will help to keep you accountable and may make exercise more enjoyable.

5. Set Goals

Think about your “why” and set goals that are meaningful to you.

It’s a good idea to set short and long-term goals to keep you on track.

6. Start Small and Build

Don’t go from 0 to 100 in your first week!

Start small and build up your weekly exercise. This will allow your body to recover and adjust to the new stress you are putting it under.

Doing too much too soon can set you up for failure!

Want To Know More?

We’d suggest contacting our team at Precision Physio, so that we can help you with your individual case. Our Exercise Physiologists are highly trained in prescribing exercise plans and our team can certainly help you to safely get back into exercise if it’s been a while!

How Do I Book An Appointment?

We’re taking the health of our clients, members and staff very seriously and our preference would be for you to call to book an appointment so that we can make sure to explain our approach to keeping you safe. You can call any of these numbers to schedule a session:

Online Consultations

Evolving with the current environment, we are also now offering online appointments, meaning that we can support anyone who is unable to leave their home. Sessions are done via our state of the art Telehealth system and as long as you have a laptop or tablet with an inbuilt camera, or a phone with camera, we can help!

To learn more about online consultations, please call us on any of the numbers listed above.

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