Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Fortunately, you can take steps to help protect your heart—and one of the most important is exercise.
We all know exercise is good for us, but why is it so good for fighting heart disease, like acute coronary syndrome (ACS)? Read on for a list of benefits you'll receive from some physical activity.
A number of common activities and exercises can help your heart work more efficiently and reduce your risk of heart disease. Here are some examples:
If starting up a new workout routine seems overwhelming or a little scary, keep in mind that exercise doesn't have to be rigorous to help protect your heart. Many lower-intensity activities have long-term health benefits, including brisk walking, dancing, yard work and climbing stairs.
Experts recommend at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. Remember, safety comes first. If you're middle-aged or older, it's important to consult your doctor before you begin any exercise program especially if you already have a heart condition.