Monday, August 4, 2008
Exercise improves Oxygen
I have always been a big fan of exercise. Exercise is a big factor in improving oxygen to the cells. As we get older, most of us live a sedentary life style. Sendentary slows down blood flow, which slows down the absorption of oxygen and other life giving nutrients.
I recommend getting at least 30-40 minutes of moderate to high intensity cardiovascular workout 4-5x per week. We need to stress our heart and elevate the Heart Rate to increase the uptake of oxygen into the cells. By increasing oxygen into the cells of the body you are preventing dis-ease from settling in.
Walking isn't the recommended exercise when trying to increase your heart rate. If you do walk, it should be in the form of power walking. Light jogging, elliptical, stair climbers, jazzercize, aerobics, cycling and circuit training are all great forms of exercise that increase your heart rate.
What is your exercise program and how has exercise affected your health? Please let us know.