It’s no secret that there is a strong connection between good exercise and good heart health, but there are so many different types of exercises out there. Our Denver cardiologists understand that some are less enjoyable than others, and some are less effective at promoting good heart health than others. Running and cycling have often been touted to be the best forms of cardiovascular activity for your heart. If both of those activities don’t suit you, then you might want to consider spinning. Spinning is generally only accomplished within the confines of a gym, but if you already have a gym membership then it’s well worth your time. The activity is called spinning around most circles, but you might consider it indoor cycling yourself. It’s all the same really.
The activity functions a lot like cycling, in that it requires you to make rapid movements over an extended period of time against resistance. This makes it a great cardiovascular activity, and within a gym, you don’t have to worry about such things as moving cars, uneven terrain, or insects that may impede your performance, or worse. Spinning can also be done with a friend or class settings, since spinning stations are a dime a dozen in fitness centers. To make the activity more enjoyable, try to up the resistance in intervals for a more engaging experience. Unlike cycling where you need to adjust your speed and tempo to keep pace with your friends, spinning allows you to cater your physical activity to your own fitness level, without needing to leave your group behind in the process. It’s fun, its communal, and a great way to reinforce your heart’s health. So the next time you are at the gym, give an hour of spinning a chance.
How To Use This Information
Cardiovascular activity is crucial to good heart health, and you want to make sure you are attaining at least an hour of it no less than four times a week if you can. If you aren’t sure what cardiovascular plan will work for you, or if you are concerned about your heart health and want to know if you should exercise more, then schedule an appointment with us on our website, or call 303-744-1065.