There are many healthy habits to adopt but one of the most promising is simply getting off the couch and moving.
Dying is something none of us can avoid. But passing on too soon, is a journey we can often decide to invite into our lives, or not.
Treating your body to nutrient-filled food and getting the rest you need can keep you healthy.
A report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also cites physical activity as the one of the biggest contributors to staying young.
Inactive adults aged 40 years and older have an increased risk of death compared with their active counterparts. And up to 8% of all deaths in adults 25 years and older are due to getting inadequate physical activity.
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How much exercise should you be getting?
Experts recommend 2 ½ hours of moderate intensity activity each week. That’s like jogging for 30 minutes, five days a week.
Tennis, race walking, aerobics, cycling, jumping rope, heavy gardening and hiking uphill with a heavy backpack all count.
The American Heart Association has some tips on how to calculate the intensity of your activity level. It can also be important to strive for the correct target heart rate.
A healthy life is within your grasp. Once you find an activity that suits you, sticking with it will increase your cardiovascular strength and overall well being. Always consult with your doctor first before taking up any new exercise regime, to prevent physical harm.