Heart Burn! 4 Fat Burning Heart Healthy Exercises
Have you ever felt like your muscles turned to mush? Having a baby especially by c-section can wreak havoc on your muscles. From our stomach to kegels we are constantly working to rebuild and restore our muscles. We can sometimes forget the muscle that you don’t see. The most important muscle in our body, our heart. A mother’s heart needs to a little TLC. I know I actually suffered from Peripartum Cardiomyopathy with my pregnancy.
Cardiomyopathy comes from 'cardio' meaning heart, 'myo' meaning muscle and 'pathy' meaning disease. A disease is really a malfunction of the body. My heart muscle essentially malfunctioned. In my case I also suffered from muscle atrophy after the coma I was in due to this condition and Preeclampsia. The two ailments combined caused me to gain 100 pounds and weakened my heart. I am now down the 100 – okay 90 something I’m rounding up. I have worked on my diet and have slowly begun to incorporate exercise in my routine to burn the fat and strengthen my heart.
Matters of the heart need to be on the top of our list. Heart disease is the number one killer of women. While it is true that the condition can be deadly there are many things we can do to prevent it including exercise. Exercising will not only help your heart but will help you burn fat. These exercises will get your heart racing and maybe even your sweetie’s with your newfound shape!
4 Exercises for Burning Fat and a Healthy Heart
Just Walk Away
Just two hours of walking per week can reduce the risk of death from heart disease by 34 percent. You can incorporate interval training into even a walking routine. Alternating walking at a moderate pace with intermittent bursts at a brisk pace can improve your vascular function.
Weight A Minute
Spending 30 minutes or more per week can decrease your risk of heart disease by 23 percent. You raise and lower your heart rate with reps and rest. This is form of interval training helps help lower high blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels, help control blood sugar levels and helps us to maintain a healthy weight.
Time to Get Centered
Practicing yoga not only strengthens your core but the calming exercises also lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.
Magnify the Mommy Thing
People who are active all day long like moms are often healthier than those who exercise but then go back to being sedentary. Moms can get added benefits by intensifying their daily activities like cleaning, running errands and running after baby.