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How Exercise Affects Heart Health
Frequent cardio exercise is critical for supporting a healthy heart. Learn about three easy ways you can improve your cardiovascular health. Start 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 strengthens your heart by upping your heart rate. Your heart sends extra blood to your muscles as your heart rate goes up. The additional blood flow leads to a higher volume of blood returning to your heart. Over time, the larger blood volume enlarges the left ventricle, which is responsible for sending oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. Your heart cavity can now keep and distribute a larger volume of blood, even when you’re resting. This lowers your blood pressure and decreases 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 Omaha, we track how effective your workout is. We use Myzone, the industry-leading heart rate monitor, to measure activity during class. Exertion levels are watched throughout class to maximize member results.  Our certified instructors keep class between 80-90 percent exertion during high-intensity sets. Active recovery periods are set 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 working well. Nutrition also plays a crucial role 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 annual check-ups with your doctor! Related: Carbs—Too Little or Too Much? Strengthen Your Heart with Farrell’s Proper nutrition and regular exercise are essential for maintaining a healthy heart. Get started by registering for a free week at Farrell’s Omaha.">
Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat
HIIT workouts are recognized as the best way to lose weight and burn fat. Plus, they're quick, so they work with your lifestyle. Want to attend a HIIT class? Try a week on us at your local FXB.
12 Benefits of HIIT HIIT exercises are quick and are convenient for your schedule. Even better is how your body responds after class is over. These workouts spark afterburn by raising your metabolic rate. Simply put, you keep burning calories after completing your workout—even while laying on the couch! HIIT classes build muscle and boost your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for longer periods of time. Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT: Burns more calories more quickly Builds endurance Strengthens cardiovascular well-being Improves blood vessel function Promotes blood sugar stability Increases oxygen consumption Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure Undoes age-related muscle decline Encourages human growth hormone production Expands fast-twitch muscles Benefits brain function Lessens 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 created an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. No equipment necessary! Do each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each movement. Go through 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 need to burn body fat, add muscle and improve your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into short, convenient workouts. Want to get started with a fun and effective workout? Look at 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 piece of the healthy lifestyle we foster at FXB. It can aid in weight loss and halt osteoporosis and muscle degeneration.