We’re into the first week of February, the month of love. So in the spirit of the season, let’s talk about showing your heart some love by moving that body through exercise. Remember the facts, 1 in 3 women die of heart attack or stroke but exercise is a fantastic way to reduce the health risks associated with heart disease.
Love Your Body Basics
I know what you’re saying, ugghhh the dreaded “E” word, but exercise doesn’t have to be grueling, boring or expensive to benefit the heart – just walk. The AMA (American Heart Association) suggests just 40 minutes of aerobic exercise, at least 3 or 4 days a week is enough to positively impact your heart health. One of my favorite ways to get some exercise in is 5K Walks. A 5K is a 3.1 mile walk which isn’t too taxing. You can walk by yourself, but there’s tons more fun when friends join in. Need more information on 5Ks? Checkout Active.com to find a listing of 5K walks in your area. And, remember to add strength and resistance training to your exercise life. That’s it!
Let’s get moving ladies!
Love your heart today!
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