Heart disease is responsible for millions of American deaths every year. Fortunately, it’s considered one of the most preventable. It's all about making healthy choices, both in what you eat and how you treat your body. Your heart is a muscle, so the more active you are, the stronger and healthier your heart becomes. February is Heart Health Month, so keep your heart healthy with these heart-focused workouts:
Take the scenic route. Whether you prefer walking, jogging, or running, spend some time working on your cardiovascular endurance. Find little ways to work movement into your everyday life, like taking a brief walk after lunch or running an errand on one of your shift breaks. Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator. Walk to lunch instead of hailing a cab. Once you start working more movement into your routine, it'll quickly become habit!
Jofit Athleisure Gear: Inspire yourself to be more active by wearing comfortable clothing you can move in! Our Jet Set Jacket is perfect for long nature walks and just as suitable to grab on your way to the store or office. Similarly, our Packable Pant is a great clothing staple that's fashionable enough to be worn any and everywhere so you're always ready for fitness.
Mix it up. Interval training is a great way to strengthen your heart, improve lung function, and lose weight. It's done by combining short bursts of high-intensity training with longer periods of active recovery. Set your treadmill to a comfortable pace and walk for 3-4 minutes. Then pick up the pace for 1 minute, increasing your speed to a run (if you can). After a minute, dial it back to your normal pace for 3-4 minutes. Repeat for 30-45 minutes for a full interval training workout.
Jofit Training Gear: When you participate in any kind of interval training, you want clothing that moves with you, whisks away sweat and of course, keeps you covered. Pair our Evolution Capri Tight with a Tech Tank to keep your confidence high!
Play nice. Participating in a sport is the easiest way to make working out fun. The more muscles involved in the activity, the harder your heart has to work and the stronger it gets. Find a sport that you're passionate about and have the time to commit to. Obviously, we're big proponents of golf and tennis! In addition to being an excuse to socialize, these low impact sports are a great way to get your heart pumping.
Jofit Sport Gear: Your golf and tennis gear don't have to be boring! Fun and exciting prints, like this Striped Floral Whitby Tank, will keep you feeling comfortable and stylish on your favorite court or green. For our golf enthusiasts, our Belted Cropped Golf Pants are a sleek solution to traditional golf pants. They're available in a variety of colors, leaving plenty of room for you to express yourself through your attire. For our tennis lovers, the Cascade Skort has a contoured waistband that prevents muffin top and leaves you feeling comfortable and covered while you're moving through your swings.
Breathe in, breathe out. Through a series of stretches and breathing exercises, yoga helps to lower your blood pressure and aides in making your blood vessels more elastic. All of these factors promote heart health! Bonus - yoga strengthens your tummy muscles for a fit and toned look.
Jofit Yoga Gear: Our Live In Pants are ideal for any yoga class you attend. They're flattering and hug your curves in all the right ways, and they stay in place as you're going through the motions. Pair these pants with a Modified Chaser Tank for full coverage when you shift into a downward dog!
Keep your heart happy and healthy with these workouts!