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To help prevent heart disease, what should I do in every workout?

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Each exercise session should include a warm-up, conditioning, and a cool-down.

  • Warm-up: Go easy for a few minutes as your body gets used to what you're asking it to do.
  • Conditioning: This is the main part of your workout.
  • Cool-down: You're transitioning out of your workout. Don’t sit, stand still, or lie down right after exercise, or you may feel dizzy or lightheaded or have heart palpitations (fluttering in your chest). The best cool-down is to ease up on the intensity of your activity.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association.

CDC: "Measuring Physical Activity Intensity."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association.

CDC: "Measuring Physical Activity Intensity."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

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