Some days it’s hard to get moving.
In our quest for heart health, we need to motivate each other! Move it or lose it!
Rule 3: Exercise Regularly
- Lack of physical activity is a known risk factor for Cardiovascular Disease.
According to The American Heart Association, “The relative risk of coronary heart disease associated with physical inactivity ranges from 1.5 to 2.4, an increase in risk comparable with that observed for high cholesterol, high blood pressure and cigarette smoking.”
By adding 30 minutes of daily moderate exercise and 20 minutes of vigorous exercise 3 days a week to your weekly routine, you can dramatically reduce your risk for developing heart disease! The best exercise program incorporates a mix of aerobic, weight training, & flexibility exercises.
As a break from the usual running, or brisk walking, try swimming, jumping rope, or even roller skating! Exercise should be fun! Once you get those happy endorphins flowing, you will find yourself clamoring to get to the gym each day!
Sources- Ambrose, Elaine & Tryba, Lynn. “The Five Golden Rules of Heart Health – No Matter Your Age”. Taste For Life. February 2011: 24-27.
Unknown. “Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health Fact Sheet”. http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.html?identifier=820. 2011.