Modifying your lifestyle to include exercise and a healthy diet helps prevent a heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. The CDC recommends we engage in 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week. That is only 2 hours and 30 minutes – less than the time it takes to binge 5 episodes of This Is Us! FIT150 focuses on incorporating moderate-intensity aerobic activity along with weight training muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms) for substantial health benefits.

WHAT IS “MODERATE-INTENSITY?”

An easy way to gauge how hard you’re working is the “talk test.” If you can talk, but are not able to sing during the activity, that’s moderate-intensity. If you are not able to say more than a few words without having to pause for a breath, you’re working too hard. 

FUN ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

Walking briskly at 3 miles per hour or faster    •    
Water aerobics    •    
Bicycling slower than 10 miles per hour
Tennis (doubles)     •    
Ballroom dancing    •    
General light gardening.

Grab a friend, family member, co-worker, or your dog. Exercise is much more fun with a buddy.

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Don’t be - break it into 10 minute chunks throughout the week

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Healthy Diet Equals Healthy Heart

Since you made the commitment to fit in 150 minutes of exercise, why not work on improving your diet? Eating a healthy diet is another preventative measure to reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes. A healthy eating plan emphasizes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fat-free or low fat dairy. Protein sources include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts. Set goals to eat healthy like replacing full-fat version of foods such as milk, yogurt and salad dressing with the fat-free or low-fat kind. Here is a heart healthy shopping list to get your started.

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