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How Personal Training Can Fight Cardiovascular & Respiratory Disease

In this article, we share with you the benefits of exercise for cardiovascular disease.

By Ruby McMullen, Personal Trainer at Mona Vale

Committing to regular personal training sessions can increase your lifespan, quality of life and fight off cardiovascular and respiratory disease. The benefits of exercise for cardiovascular disease are countless! If you have been sitting on the fence for a while, it is time to take the plunge. Your body and loved ones will thank you! 

There are many benefits of exercise for heart disease. Regular physical activity is one of the most effective ways to strengthen the heart muscle, maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of developing high cholesterol, high blood pressure and high blood sugar which can lead to onset of cardiovascular disease. Exercise not only benefits the heart but strengthens our respiratory system and reduces symptoms of breathlessness.

How Does Aerobic Exercise Help Prevent Cardiovascular Diseases? 

When it comes to cardiovascular disease exercise recommendations, it is recommended to do a mix of aerobic and strength training. Increasing overall fitness results in your body becoming more efficient at getting oxygen into the bloodstream and transporting it to the working muscles. As you get fitter you are less likely to become short of breath during exercise. Working with a personal trainer will ensure you are getting a suitable mix of both types of training to maximize the benefits and speed up the results.

How does aerobic exercise help prevent cardiovascular diseases? Aerobic exercise or cardio increases your heart rate which increases the blood flow through your body, resulting in:

  • Lower blood pressure,
  • Lower cholesterol,
  • Stronger heart and blood vessels,
  • Improved flow of oxygen throughout your body, and
  • Reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Aerobic exercise strengthens your respiratory system and reduces the risk of developing lung cancer by:

  • Increasing the number of alveoli in the lungs, which allows your body to take in more air and extract oxygen more effectively,
  • Increase strength of respiratory muscles, and
  • Increase lung volume.

Resistance or strength training helps to build lean muscle tissue and help reduce body fat levels. Adding in 2 days of resistance training to your week has been shown to lower cholesterol levels and improve circulation. Due to the increase in lean muscle mass the heart has to pump more blood. This leads to decreased pressure in the arteries and lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Here at Vision, your personal trainer will support and guide you through a mix of both aerobic and resistance based training. We will ensure all movements are performed correctly to receive maximum benefit and prevent injury. Your personal trainer will customise your program to suit your current fitness levels, goals and preferences. They will also educate and guide you on appropriate nutrition strategies to suit you and help to speed up your results, increase your fitness and get you feeling your absolute best. A few sessions with your trainer each week will help you live a longer, healthier and happier life.

Contact us today for your complimentary consultation so we can help you get started on your health and fitness journey and be the healthiest and happiest version of you!


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