Exercise is a health tool in any form. The heart is a muscle, and, like any other muscle, it needs to be kept strong and healthy. Isometric exercise can help you to maintain a healthy heart.
A real health concern that many people face is high cholesterol, which is a threat to the heart. Plaque buildup in the arteries due to cholesterol impairs blood flow to the heart. You may have heard of “good” and “bad” cholesterol. Isometric exercise can raise the good cholesterol, known as HDL, which in turn lowers the bad one, LDL. Blood flow is crucial to a healthy heart, so this alone is a good reason to do isometric exercise.
Isometrics can be done by almost anyone. You build muscle strength through resistance training, which increases your ability to do other forms of strength training as well as more strenuous types of isometrics. The more resistance you can safely endure, the stronger your heart will be.
Obesity is one of the leading causes of heart attacks. Unfortunately, many obese people cannot do a normal aerobics or weight training routine. This is where isometrics comes in. By starting with a good isometrics program, obese people can get on the path to fitness and better health, and reduce the risk of a heart attack.
We do isometric exercises every day without even realizing it. Resistance is used even if we are doing something as simple as pushing open a door. Isometrics is easy to learn and won’t take up much of your time and money. So give it a try- your heart will thank you.