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How Exercise Affects Heart Health
Regular cardio exercise is essential for keeping a healthy heart. Learn about three easy ways you can improve your cardiovascular health. Kickstart your healthy habits with a free week of heart-pumping and fat-burning classes at your local Farrells.
3 Ways to Improve Heart Health 1. Cardio Workouts Cardio exercise makes your heart stronger by increasing your heart rate. Your heart deploys additional blood to your muscles as your heart rate goes higher. The extra blood flow causes a higher volume of blood returning to your heart. Over time, the increased blood volume enlarges the left ventricle, which is responsible for distributing oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. Your heart cavity can now hold and distribute a increased volume of blood, even when you’re not exercising. This lowers your blood pressure and lessens the amount of work your heart has to do. Related: What is Strength Training and Why is it Important? 2. Heart Rate Tracking At Farrell’s White Bear Township, we track how productive your workout is. We use Myzone, the industry-leading heart rate monitor, to measure activity during class. Exertion levels are monitored throughout class to maximize member results.  Our certified instructors keep class between 80-90 percent exertion during high-intensity sets. Active recovery periods are kept at 60-70 percent intensity. Related: Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat 3. Nutrition Cardio workouts aren’t the only way to keep your heart healthy. Nutrition also plays a crucial part in preventative heart health. Some of the best foods to eat are: Colorful vegetables Leafy greens Fibrous fruits Nuts and seeds Fish high in omega-3 And don’t forget to schedule your regular check-ups with your doctor! Related: Carbs—Too Little or Too Much? Strengthen Your Heart with Farrell’s Good nutrition and regular exercise are important for maintaining a healthy heart. Get started by signing up for a free week at Farrell’s White Bear Township.">
Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat
HIIT workouts have been verified as the best method to lose weight and burn fat. Plus, they're short, so they work with your lifestyle. Want to go to a HIIT class? Try a week on us at your local FXB.
12 Benefits of HIIT HIIT workouts are fast and fit with for your life. Even better is how your body acts after class is over. These workouts create afterburn by raising your metabolic rate. Simply put, you keep burning calories after ending your workout—even while laying on the couch! HIIT routines build muscle and speed up your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for extended periods of time. Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT: Burns more calories faster Builds endurance Strengthens cardiovascular functions Improves blood vessel capacity Promotes blood sugar stability Increases oxygen intake Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure Undoes age-related muscle decline Stimulates human growth hormone generation Builds fast-twitch muscles Benefits brain function Helps anxiety and depression Related: What is Strength Training and Why is it Important? 12-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do at Home Not close to a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve developed a simple yet effective HIIT workout you can do at home. No equipment required! Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each move. Do this circuit twice. Jump Squats Push-ups Burpees Alternating Side Lunges Mountain Climbers Plank Related: 6 Reasons Why Farrell’s Nutrition Works! Lose Weight and Burn Fat with FXB If you want to burn body fat, add muscle and enhance your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into fast, convenient workouts. Looking to get started with an enjoyable and effective workout? Explore group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!">
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What is Strength Training and Why is it Important?
Strength training is a part of the healthy lifestyle we encourage at FXB. It can help weight loss and halt osteoporosis and muscle degeneration.