Heart Health month, the month of valentines, hearts and sweets, is the perfect time to make the decision to care for your heart and your health.
Diabetes, obesity, cardiac disease and high blood pressure are all risk factors for heart disease. The good news is all of these risk factors can be avoided and completely controlled through diet and exercise. You can avoid heart disease by simply changing your habits. Change your lifestyle through diet and exercise and you give yourself the gift of a healthy and fit heart as you age.
In fact, a sedentary lifestyle, which is the main cause for heart disease and cardiac arrest, has been found to be as harmful to your health than smoking! But, like smoking, your activity level is completely under your control. You have the ability to increase the amount of physical activity you participate in during the week. The recommendations for 150 minutes of exercise per week can be broken up into time slots that accommodate your schedule, as long as you reach 150 minutes. Regular exercise, especially cardio exercise, has many benefits including strengthening your heart and cardiovascular system, strengthening your bones and lowering your blood pressure, and allowing you to lose weight by burning excess calories.
If you want a healthy, happy, and long life, regular exercise is the key. If you are new to exercise, take small steps, begin personal training to help you navigate through a fun exercise routine and to help you set your fitness goals. Don’t put it off any longer, start now.
It is time to start taking care of your heart. Contact Answer is Fitness.