Exercise Your Way to a Healthy Heart

Algebra has always been my favorite subject.  I used to derive a sense of satisfaction from being able to work those equations out.  But when I entered college and had close encounters with Calculus, my love for math fizzled.  I found myself dreading it like the springy hairs on my neighbor’s bare back.  The mere mention of the word “Calculus” made my heart beat double time.  I probably had to use one of those monitors on HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com to make sure that I wasn’t going to have a cardiac arrest anytime soon.

Now, I know better to stay away from unnecessary stress.   I’m not getting any younger, so I must make sure to do all I can to keep a healthy heart.

Regular exercise is a key factor in keeping one’s heart in top shape.  The operative word here is “regular”.  Don’t start and then stop your exercise regimen after some time.  If you’re just beginning to exercise, it’s best to start easy.  I, for one, have started to get the hang of running, but I didn’t set out to go on a marathon right away.  I began with a 3k fun run, and worked my way up to a 6k.  Slow and steady wins the race, remember?

If you’re not a running kind of person, you can always find some kind of physical activity to do which you enjoy.  You can opt instead to go dancing or biking around the block.  Just be sure to get your heart pumping 5 days a week, for about 30 minutes each time.

Now if only I knew how to keep the heart from being broken…