Lack of permanent physical activity is now recognized as a risk factor for the development of Ischemic heart disease.
Aerobic exercise improves heart resilience (educating it to reach higher levels of effort with less pulse rate and work load), helps in weight reduction, more efficient lipid metabolism and can facilitate the creation of natural blood vessels bypassing stenoses (collateral arteries).
The recommended aerobic heart-protecting physical activity is walking, jogging, bicycle riding and more. In fact, during such activities, large muscle groups are continuously activated without interruptions. In order for aerobic physical activity to achieve its heart-protective goals, it is recommended to engage in such activities 3 to 5 times weekly for 30 to 50 minutes each time.