What happens inside your body when you exercise?

Regular exercise promotes heart health in the following ways.

  • Just as it strengthens other muscles, exercise strengthens the heart muscles as well. This will help it pump the blood through the body and keep the blood pressure under control.
  • What happens to your heart when you exercise regularly? Physical activity also increases the blood flow in the small blood vessels around the heart. More branches and connections will be created between these small coronary arteries, preventing coronary artery disease and heart attacks.
  • Regular physical activity also increases the levels of HDL cholesterol and decreases the levels of LDL cholesterol, preventing the risk of heart attacks.
  • Exercise also plays an important role in maintaining a good body weight which is essential for heart health.