Jump starting this new year, we extend sincere congratulations to the
dedicated Synergy Team Members sharing Elite Health across North
America. In January of 2020, the men and women listed below advanced
to new ranks of success in their business. It is our privilege to
recognize them for the time and energy they have invested into reaching
their goals, and helping people unlock their potential.
Please join us in congratulating the following Team Members across North
Dong Min Lee
John C. Djaoen
Dr. Jim Osiwala
Team Members with the most personally sponsored Tracking Centers
Bobby De Chiaro
TOP TEAM BUILDER
Team Members with the most personally sponsored rank advancements
Dr. Ken Gearhart
all muscles, your heart has to be trained in order to maintain its
strength and conditioning. Whether it’s a quick run in the morning, half
an hour on the stationary bike, or a leisurely walk around the
neighborhood, a few minutes of cardio each day can be a huge help to
your hearts overall health.
A strong heart helps to boosts your cardiovascular system, allowing your
body utilize oxygen more efficiently, and lower the risk for heart
disease. It even allows the heart to better repair itself when damaged.
There are four basic components to fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility.
Cardiovascular endurance is vital because it directly coincides with
how effectively you can increase the other fitness elements.
Follow these tips to effectively train your heart to become stronger:
Engage Your Muscles
The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of
moderate/vigorous aerobic exercise on 4-5 days per week. To achieve more
benefits during your workout, focus on engaging the largest muscle
groups (chest, legs, back, and abs) in a continuous, rhythmic manner. By
doing this, your heart has to work harder to deliver oxygen-rich blood
to muscle tissue, which results in a mini workout that supports and
promotes your heart’s cardiovascular strength.
If you want to jump start your heart health quickly, interval training
is a great place to begin. Intervals work by incorporating
high-intensity cardio with periods of lower, relaxed cardio. This
results in an extremely effective and efficient workout. Studies have
shown that doing 15 minutes of interval training has been linked to
preventing heart disease as well as improving your overall fitness.
Bonus: Interval training burns more calories per minute than simply jogging on a treadmill.
Similar to interval training, weight training is an effective way to
strengthen all the muscles in your body, especially your heart. The key
to having a productive weight training session is limiting the rest
period between sets. Most gym goers will rest for approximately 30-90
seconds between sets. However, if your goal is greater endurance (and a
stronger heart) you’ll have to surrender some break time. But trust us,
your heart will thank you.
Slow It Down
Although performing an intense cardio session is critical to your
heart’s health, it’s just as vital to know when to slow down. Too much
adrenaline in the system can be harmful to your heart. If your heart
rate is jumping up too high or you feel pain, decrease the intensity of
your workout to allow your heart to slow down. When your heart has
relaxed, gradually increase the intensity of your workout to a moderate
pace, but don’t overexert yourself. Be sure to drink water during “cool
down” periods since the heart tends to beat faster when the cells in
your body are dehydrated.
Get Enough Sleep
According to studies, young and middle-aged adults who sleep for
approximately 7 hours per night have less calcium build-up in their
arteries than those who sleep less than 6 hours or more than 9 hours.
Similarly, those who sleep more soundly during the night tend to have
healthier arteries than those who don’t. The quality of your sleep can
be directly reflected in the quality of your training and ultimately
influences how strong your heart is, and its potential to be