BLOG: Moving with Heart

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Did you know, according to the CDC, about 610,000 people die of heart disease each year? That’s 1 in 4 deaths due to an unhealthy heart. Many factors play a role in keeping your heart healthy. A major influence is physical activity. Being physically inactive increases your chances of getting heart disease or having a stroke by 50%. Just like all the other muscles in your body, your heart needs exercise in order to get and stay strong. A strong heart is more efficient when pumping blood through the body. Being active is one of the best and easiest things you can do for your heart. All you need to do is dedicate 30 minutes of exercise (walking, running, biking, rollerblading etc.) a day to your heart and it will thank you for it.

Major benefits of exercise:

  • Controls weight
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Boosts energy
  • Improves mood
  • Strengthens your Heart

How to incorporate exercise into your daily life:

  • Take the stairs
  • Stand up every hour
  • Take a lap around the office
  • Walk to do your errands

For more information or to register to a healthy heart event please visit mountainsidehosp.com/events or call 888-973-4674.

 

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