Carmen’s Heart Healthy Tip
As we continue to celebrate Healthy Heart month in February, let’s focus on: Exercise. Specifically, aerobic exercise which improves cardiac endurance and heart function.
A healthy cardio exercise program may have the following benefits for you:
- Lower blood pressure
- Better weight control
- Lower stress levels
- Less inflammation
- Increased strength
Here are a few questions I am frequently asked in my role as a personal trainer and Fitness and Wellness Coordinator:
How much exercise do I need to do weekly?
The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week. If 150 minutes a week seems daunting, then simply move more today than yesterday.
Do I have to exercise for 30 minutes all at one time or can I break it up?
Little by little our small lifestyle changes add up to big improvements in our health.
Take a small step forward today!