Medical Minute

Moderate Exercise For Your Heart

Date: 02/03/2020

Studies have shown that people with low fitness levels are at double the risk of developing cardiac disease.

These studies also show that getting 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity exercise can greatly reduce that risk. For example, that could be 20 minutes a day of brisk walking at the local community center or even 20 minutes a day of gardening.

Not only will you improve your cardiac health, but you will enjoy better sleep quality, improved memory, better bone health, and fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression.

You can start by making small goals and slowly building your way up.

Amanda Rautenberg, PA-C