Getting Fit At Home – Upper and Lower Body Exercises That Improve Heart Health

Exercises That Improve Heart Health | Arkansas Heart Hospital

Regular exercise is an easy and effective way to keep your heart strong healthy. Regular activity prevents and manages conditions such as high cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar, all factors that affect heart conditions such as heart disease, stroke, heart attack and atrial fibrillation (AFIB). 

Workouts are a key component of our StrongHearts program, and our StrongHearts team members walk us through three exercises that improve heart health, are bariatric-friendly and appropriate for all fitness levels.

7 effective exercises for heart health

Exercise equipment

  • Chair
  • Wall
  • Dumbbells
  • Resistance band

Target areas

  • Biceps
  • Deltoids
  • Shoulders

Goblet squat workout

Exercise equipment

  • Kettlebell or dumbbell
  • Chair

Target areas

  • Quads
  • Calves
  • Glutes

Inner thigh workout

Exercise equipment

  • Yoga ball
  • Chair

Target area

  • Inner thighs


Russian twist workout

Exercise equipment

  • Chair
  • Dumbbell (optional)

Target areas

  • Core
  • Legs

Find more heart healthy exercise routines.

Yoga you can do in the office.

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