February is Healthy Heart Month, so for this week’s #FitnessFriday tip, we’re focusing on how to lower your risk of heart disease and keep everything ticking along nicely.

One of the most important ways to decrease the potential for heart disease is by raising your heart rate for 30 minutes or more a day. This level of exercise helps your heart become more efficient by lowering your blood pressure, allowing it to become stronger and cope better with high-stress situations.

Along with a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruit and vegetables, regular exercise can help your blood vessels to stay clear. Your body needs good elasticity and clear vessels for your heart to work effectively in day-to-day life.

Your heart is what keeps your body going and without keeping it healthy with regular exercise, we endanger ourselves with potential heart problems – not just when we’re older! If you’re not sure where to start, then have a chat to one of our instructors who can help find the right exercise for you.

Don’t forget, we’re also offering free seven-day trials throughout February for new customers – for further information, click here or call 01453 546441.