Walking is Heart Medicine
According to the Harvard University study found that exercise 1 hour, 2 hours can be extended healthy life, as long as the accumulation of 5,000 steps per day more than brisk walking, can help you make healthy weight loss reduced waist. According to the Harvard study, the prevention of disease and physical activity to maintain health and strength, does not require very intense, as long as the use of fragmented time activities, the cumulative amount of physical activity can be appropriate.
Walking is Heart Medicine Walking has the lowest dropout rate of any Step 3. activity, and is the simplest positive change Now that you know what your physical individuals can make to effectively improve activity needs are; how do you know if what their heart health. Here are some steps to get you are doing is enough? One way of started with any physical activity to get you knowing whether your activity is moderate on your way. or vigorous is the talk test. The talk test method of measurement is simple. Step 1. A person who is active at a light Your safety is always a priority. Moderate intensity level should be able to sing physical activity is safe for most people, but while doing the activity. some adults may need to check with their One who is active at a moderate healthcare provider first. Men older than 40 intensity level should be able to carry and women older than 50 who plan a on a conversation comfortably while vigorous program or who have chronic engaging in the activity. disease or risk factors for chronic disease If a person becomes winded or too should contact their physician to design a out of breath to carry on a safe, effective program. conversation, the activity can be Step 2. considered vigorous. Understanding the American Heart Here are some tips for exercise success: Association recommendations for physical Wear comfortable, properly fitted activity for heart health are important. Here footwear and comfortable, loose they are: fitting clothing appropriate for the Moderate-to-vigorous-intensity weather and the activity. physical activities for at least 30 Find a convenient time and place to minutes on most (and preferably all) do activities. Try to make it a habit, days of the week. but be flexible. If you miss an Physical activity can be accumulated opportunity, work activity into you throughout the day. It’s important to day another way. include physical activity as part of a Keep a record of your activities. regular routine. Reward yourself at special Moderate-to-vigorous-intensity milestones. physical activity for at least 60 Nothing motivates like success. minutes most days of the week to help lose weight or maintain weight. Walking is good medicine for your heat. For every hour of regular, vigorous exercise you do, like brisk walking, you can live two hours longer. If you would like more information, please contact Med-Cert, Inc. at 866-633-2378 (toll free) or at www.medcertinc.com