A daily walking program can reduce stress, help with your body’s circulation, and increase your heart rate to burn calories. Being physically active is important to prevent heart disease and stroke (two of the nation’s top killers). To improve overall cardiovascular health, the American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity). An easy rule to remember is: A minimum of 30 minutes a day, most days of the week. If a 30 minute duration sounds like too much you can break up your time into 3 x 10 min efforts per day- these shorter and more frequent durations also provide health benefits.
What is considered physical activity? Physical activity is anything that makes you move your body and burn calories…this includes things like climbing stairs or water aerobics. Aerobic exercises benefit your heart, and include walking, jogging, swimming, or biking. Strength and stretching exercises including weight training, Pilates or Yoga are best for overall stamina and flexibility.
The simplest, positive change you can make to effectively improve your heart health is to start walking. It’s enjoyable, free, social, and great exercise. Moab Physical Therapy is sponsoring a morning walking group with Tiffany. Please read about the details below and join us on Tuesdays to start your day with fresh air and great views on a morning walk. Bring a friend and make a commitment to improving your health today!
Tuesday’s – Rotary Park (lower lot)
Tuesday’s Meet at 7:00 am, Depart 7:10 am
Return by 7:45-8:00 am (depending on personal pace)
All physical activity levels!
We do NOT need to walk together – find your own comfortable pace. If 35-50 minutes exceeds your personal comfort level, walk as long as you can and we can work on an endurance progression program. Please contact Tiffany White at email@example.com or call (435) 210-1985 for questions about our morning walk!