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22 September 2011

Cardio to keep your heart healthy

For World Heart Awareness month, Virgin Active's National Group Exercise Manager gives us some cardiovascular exercises to keep your heart strong.

As September marks World Heart Awareness month, Virgin Active aims to highlight the importance of a healthy heart and National Group Exercise Manager Ceri Hannan says eating a healthy balanced diet and participating in regular exercise plays a big role in ensuring a strong heart. 

"Cardio exercise raises your heart rate and keeps it elevated for a period of time. It involves the large muscle groups such as the legs and has many benefits which include strengthening your heart and lungs, and aids in decreasing your blood pressure.”

 
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