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Inactivity

Getting at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per day can lower your risk for heart disease.

Haven't exercised in a long time? Start slowly, set target goals and be consistent. Before you start your exercise program, talk with your doctor to come up with a physical activity plan that matches your abilities and health limitations.

Examples of mild to moderate aerobic activities

  • Take a short walk around the block.
  • Rake leaves.
  • Play actively with the kids.
  • Walk up the stairs instead of taking the elevator.
  • Mow the lawn.
  • Take an activity break--get up and stretch or walk around.
  • Park your car a little farther away from your destination.

Examples of higher intensity aerobic activities

  • Brisk walkingJogging
  • Bicycling
  • Swimming
  • Aerobic dancing
  • Racket sports
  • Rowing
  • Ice or roller-skating
  • Cross-country or downhill skiing
  • Using aerobic equipment (i.e., treadmill, stationary bike)

 

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