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How Exercise Affects Heart Health
Regular cardio exercise is critical for supporting a healthy heart. Discover three easy ways you can enhance your cardiovascular health. Begin your healthy habits 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 strengthens your heart by increasing your heart rate. Your heart deploys more blood to your muscles as your heart rate increases. The extra blood flow causes a larger volume of blood returning to your heart. Over time, the larger blood volume enlarges the left ventricle, which is responsible for sending oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. Your heart cavity can now hold and distribute a increased volume of blood, even when you’re at rest. This lowers your blood pressure and decreases 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 Blaine, we track how productive your workout is. We use Myzone, the industry-leading heart rate monitor, to measure exertion during class. Exertion levels are recorded throughout class to maximize 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 fitness isn’t the only way to keep your heart healthy. 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 routine check-ups with your doctor! Related: Carbs—Too Little or Too Much? Strengthen Your Heart with Farrell’s Adequate nutrition and routine exercise are necessary for maintaining a healthy heart. Get started by signing up for a free week at Farrell’s Blaine.">
Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat
HIIT workouts have been verified as the best way to lose weight and burn fat. Plus, they're quick, so they fit your schedule. Want to experience a HIIT class? Try a week on us at your local FXB.
12 Benefits of HIIT HIIT workouts are fast and work with for your schedule. Even better is how your body acts after class is over. These classes lead to afterburn by raising your metabolic rate. Simply put, you torch calories after ending your workout—even while resting on the couch! HIIT routines add muscle and boost your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for increased periods of time. Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT: Burns more calories in less time Creates endurance Strengthens cardiovascular health Improves blood vessel capacity Promotes blood sugar stability Increases oxygen use Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure Negates age-related muscle decline Encourages human growth hormone production Expands fast-twitch muscles Benefits 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 close to a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve developed a basic yet effective HIIT workout you can do in your living room. No equipment required! Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each movement. Repeat 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 need to burn body fat, increase muscle and improve your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into fast, convenient workouts. Want to get started with a likable and effective workout? Explore 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 part of the healthy lifestyle we foster at FXB. It can aid in weight loss and stop osteoporosis and muscle degeneration.