Bleeding Heart Project Health

The New Year means a New Heart…

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No better time than the present to jump start your heart rate and your workout.

Tip #1 – Make It Fun and Sustainable – Pick a desired activity such as walking, cycling, running,  and then just consistently commit to one hour per day. The consistency elevates the body’s metabolism and will burn more calories around the clock, not just during exercise.

Tip #2 – Exercise At A Conversational Pace – The bottom line is to keep the heart rate below 80% of its maximum while developing an aerobic foundation and to build upon its capacity. .

Tip #3 – Hydrate Like Water Was The Workout – Drink early and often, long before becoming thirsty and drink all day long. The body is made up of over 60% water.

Tip #4 – Workout With A Partner – The socialization makes the commitment easier, more fun, and helps with staying committed for the long haul.

Tip #5 – Get A Heart Rate Monitor – One can’t know if they are working out at the proper intensity if there is no tachometer on the engine which is the heart. A heart rate monitor provides the feedback to optimize efficiency.

This year make every heart “beat” count.

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