Summer is not over yet! The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination of both, preferably spread throughout the week. Winter will be here before you know it, so make the most of the season and take a socially distanced walk today!
hero_image_alt_text===Walking at a lively pace
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Research has shown that walking at a lively pace at least 150 minutes a week can help you:
- Think better, feel better and sleep better.
- Reduce your risk of serious diseases like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and several types of cancer.
- Improve your blood pressure, blood sugar and blood cholesterol levels.
- Increase your energy and stamina.
- Improve your mental and emotional well-being and reduce risk of depression.
- Improve memory and reduce your risk of dementia.
- Boost bone strength and reduce your risk of osteoporosis.
- Prevent weight gain.
And speaking of exercise, although we can't walk together in person this year, you can still join your local Heart Walk, fund raise and give support to the American Heart Association in the fight against COVID-19. Together, we'll protect the hearts we love that are the most vulnerable during this extraordinary time.