Keep Your Heart Healthy with Regular Exercise

by Jodee on May 18, 2009

You have probably read or heard that one way to keep your heart healthy is to get regular exercise. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to join a gym. Any activity that raises your heart rate for several minutes will help to improve your overall fitness level.

According to the American Heart Association, adults between the ages of 18-65 should be getting at least 30 minutes of exercise, five days per week. You can start off slowly, by taking the stairs instead of the elevator or by parking your car further away from your destination and walking the extra distance.

As your fitness level increases, you can add more vigorous activities and increase the amount of time you are exercising. Mix up your exercise plan with a combination of aerobic and strength training to help shed pounds or maintain your weight.

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