The 6 best exercises for heart health

Improve your cardiovascular fitness with these heart-pumping types of physical activity

By Stephanie Gray

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Circuit training

Any movement is better than sitting still when it comes to improving your heart health, but one of the best types of exercises to increase your cardiovascular fitness is circuit training, says Brendan J. Fox, a Toronto-based health and fitness expert. “When you work out at a very high intensity the blood starts to pump a lot harder and that challenges the elasticity of the arterial wall,” explains Fox. “It sort of stretches the arteries and improves the elasticity for better cardiovascular fitness.”  Opting for minimal rest periods, and alternating between upper and lower body exercises is the ideal way to get maximum results.

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