Get Physical & Help Your Heart!

It's Heart Health Month with the American Heart Association! Do something to get your heart healthier this month!

One thing that I do to get physical is to dance! It doesn't even seem like exercise and I love it! Find something you love like walking, biking, tennis or whatever and get moving! I figure that I'd rather live my life than watch others living theirs on TV...

Adequate physical activity improved length and quality of life.• Around 45 percent of adults are not sufficiently active to receive health benefits.• About one in three adults participate in NO leisure time physical activity at all.• Getting recommended amounts of physical activity weekly (150 minutes of moderate activity) is linked to lower risk of diseases, stronger bones and muscles, and improved mental health and mood.• Adults who are inactive may pay up to $1,437 more per year in healthcare costs than physically active adults. One study estimated physical inactivity accounts for up to 3% of total direct health expenses in the United States.• Physically active adults are at lower risk for depression and cognitive declines as they get older.• According to one study, just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day can add up to seven years of life expectancy; regular exercise reduced aging an increases the average lifespan. For the average person in their 50s and 60s, moderate exercise could reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack by half.

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