NIA Fitness Tips for Heart Health
Give your heart some love! To keep your body going, you need to keep your heart going. Reposted below are the Fitness Tips from the National Institute on Aging on heart health. For your convenience, I’ve also provided a link from my Resources page to the one-page NIA flyer on heart health, or if you prefer, just click here.
Your heart keeps your body running, so it's important to keep it healthy and strong! Take the following steps to keep your heart healthy:
Be more physically active. Aim for 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most or all days of the week. It doesn't have to be done all at once—10-minute periods will do.
If you smoke, quit. It's never too late to benefit from quitting smoking.
Follow a heart healthy diet. Choose low-fat foods and those that are low in salt. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, and foods that are high in fiber, like bran cereals.
Keep a healthy weight. A BMI of 25 or higher means you are at risk for heart disease, as well as diabetes and other health conditions. Following a healthy eating plan and being physically active might help you.