You’ve heard a lot about different solutions to keeping a healthy heart. There’s diet, sleep, stress management and more. One of the biggest ways to strengthen the heart while lowering blood pressure is weekly fitness activity. Being physically active is important to prevent heart disease and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. To improve overall cardiovascular health, The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity). Thirty minutes a day, five times a week is an easy goal to remember. You will also experience benefits even if you divide your time into two or three segments of 10 to 15 minutes per day.
Experts suggest that you start with an exercise routine that fits your ability then work your way up to a more challenging workout. Start by walking 400-800 meters then work your way up to walking a 1 mile. Whatever you do make TODAY the day to make a healthy change in your life. We invite you continue your healthy lifestyle and join us for the 2014 Heart Walk on August 23, 2014 starting at 7:30am at Columbus Commons downtown. Click here for more details.