World Heart Day: Running, Cardio, Strength – What’s Too Much?

How much exercise is too much exercise for your body? How much exercise can cross your threshold of benefit and help with your fitness and go to harm your body by overexerting? When should you be careful?

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death in the world claiming 18.6 million lives each year. World Health Day highlights actions people can take to prevent and control cardiovascular disease.

The recent death of famous comedian Raju Srivastav has led to such questions being asked. As World Heart Day approaches on September 29th, we take a look at how much exercise is too much?

Avoid “too much, too fast” while exercising

Health experts have recommended not to indulge in too much exercise within a short period of time. They cited India where people in their 30s and 40s, who have been physically inactive for a certain period of time, often find themselves quickly tracking the process of getting fit.

This includes doing very strenuous exercises in a short period of time. Experts say that “one has to be really careful about it”.

If any exercise makes one feel nauseous, dizzy or they may collapse, this is a warning sign for them to stop

A guide to avoiding a heart attack from exercise

After you reach 30 years of age, the duration of your warm-up and cool-down session during exercise should be longer than that of youngsters.

Avoid exercising in extreme temperatures

You should feel comfortable with your exercise level. Don’t raise your level of exercise according to others as that often causes problems.

What keeps the heart healthy?

Experts suggest it moderate exercise Which includes brisk walking, jogging, biking and swimming for two hours a week is enough to maintain a healthy heart. They also suggest that a person with a history of heart disease should not indulge in strenuous exercise.

Heart attack: a family history

It is impudent to recognize Hart’s attack in one’s family medical history. This, in turn, helps a person make an informed decision about how much stress the body can handle when it comes to heart rescue.

Health experts assert that those with a family history of heart disease have at least a 50 to 60% increased risk of heart disease. This risk factor increases if a male relative such as a father or brother has had heart disease at less than 55 years or if a female close relative has suffered from heart disease at less than 65 years.

Should you do cardio or strength training?

Cardio and strength training experts have suggested taking advantage of the various benefits of cardio and strength exercises, to keep themselves healthy and fit, one should indulge in a relaxing blend of the two.

Cardio or endurance training ensures better heart health and longevity, while strength training ensures that bone density is maintained, and muscle mass is preserved.

Experts suggest that one take 2-3 sessions of cardio and 2-3 sessions of strength training each week.

Heart attack: common risk factors

It is difficult to list a specific reason Heart attack. People died of stroke and heart attacks while traveling on a plane, doing cardio at a gym, or even after coming home from a quick walk in the park.

While the causes could not be determined, health experts suggested several risk factors that were acting as a trigger for CVD. These include smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, weight gain, excessive alcohol intake, excessive consumption of preserved foods and inactivity.

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