Cardiovascular Benefits of HIIT and Yoga
May 13, 2019
May 13, 2019
Here at Yoga Athletex we offer a wide range of HIIT and Yoga classes. When combined and attended regularly, our classes can be used to improve heart health. Today we will be discussing the specific benefits that HIIT and yoga offer for cardiovascular health.
HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. HIIT classes are usually around 30-45 minutes. The beauty of HIIT training is that you can give all you have because it isn’t a long and grueling workout. HIIT training also reaps many benefits for the entire body, but the scientific facts behind HIIT and cardiovascular health is so intriguing! HIIT training helps increase the heart’s pumping capacity, so your heart can always be supplying the body with blood. Our HIIT classes intend to push you into the appropriate max training zone. This means that your heart is working like crazy to supply the muscles with blood, but you are only in this zone for short amounts of time. This allows you to safely train your heart to handle a high intensity threshold, which again circles back around to helping increase pumping capacity. HIIT training has been dubbed the training that turns back the clock in aging. That goes for heart health and overall health.
Yoga can aid your body in reducing the frequency of atrial fibrillation episodes in people affected by that condition. Yoga also helps to lower stress levels by releasing a hormone called cortisol. The hormone cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands, on top of the kidneys and produces a stress response, which puts strain on the heart. Yoga helps release that hormone so that stress doesn’t occur. A consistent Yoga practice also helps lower blood levels of markers for inflammation, along with the aid in palpitation prevention. Palpitation is just a fancy word for an irregular or rapid heartbeat. Last but not least, yoga helps blood circulation. Yoga does not only help prevent conditions, it also strengthens the muscles around your heart and everywhere else in your body. A consistent Yoga practice reaps so many benefits, these are just a few cardiovascular ones!
The wide range of training and yoga options at Yoga Athletex can give anyone an opportunity to experience these amazing benefits. If you are new to YAX, purchase our new client special HERE. Veteran? Book your classes HERE.