Heart attack risks: The 10 easy exercises to reduce the risk of a heart attack

Exercise prevents a whole range of illnesses and diseases, so it’s important for everyone to do as much as they can to keep fit and healthy. Heart attacks and diseases of the heart are more likely if you lead a sedentary lifestyle, but being active can reduce your risk of developing some heart and circulatory diseases by as much as 35 percent. Here are the 10 exercises to reduce the likelihood of a heart attack.

If you don’t move your body very often or you’re an inactive person, lots of fatty material will build up in your arteries.

When this happens, the arteries can become blocked and blood cannot get to your organs such as your heart.

Blocked arteries can cause a heart attack, but they can also cause a stroke if the arteries that carry blood to your brain get blocked.

Luckily, a little bit of exercise can significantly reduce the risk of this happening.

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On top of your heart-raising activities, you should try to do some muscle-strengthening activities at least two times a week.

The BHF suggests the following as simple forms of strength training:

  • Using hand weights
  • Climbing the stairs
  • Gardening such as digging
  • Carrying heavy shopping

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