Just being more physically active can help prevent heart disease and improve your overall cardiovascular health. The American Heart Association (AHA) suggests at 150 per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise. Or how about a combination of both? You can also experience health benefits by diving the time into 2-3 segments of 10 to 15 minutes per day.
In addition, for people who want to decrease their blood pressure or cholesterol level, the AHA recommends 40 minutes of aerobic exercise of moderate to vigorous intensity at least 3 to 4 times pwer week.
Being physically active has more benefits than just the prevention of heart disease and stroke. An increased level of physical activity can increase your mental acuity and physical wellness while also optimizing your current health.
Some specific examples include:
1. Boosting energy levels
2. Managing stress
3. Releasing tension
4. Improving self-image and boosting self-confidence
5. Increasing muscle strength
I wish everyone a Healthy and Happy 2017!