There are many heart benefits of healthy exercise. What type of exercise routine you choose depends on your fitness level and preferences. Stretching exercises are something that most people can do, and they make a great warm up to prevent injury during more rigorous exercise.
Cardiovascular/aerobic exercise is the most beneficial for your heart. This is steady activity that involves the use of large muscle groups, and it improves your cardiovascular fitness by improving your body's efficiency in using oxygen. Over time, this form of exercise can help decrease blood pressure and heart rate. There are many aerobic exercises which can be beneficial, including walking, bicycling, jogging, skating, cross-country skiing, water aerobics, and rowing. As a rule of thumb, you should do some aerobic exercise for 20 to 30 minutes for 3 to 4 times per week.