Lower risk for heart disease? Better cognitive health? Yes please!
Thanks to Jackie Osborne, physical therapist from Jacksonville, FL and Peer Educator Extraordinaire, we have a wonderful exercise tip for heart month.
Adults who are physically active have a lower risk of developing coronary heart disease, stroke, type II diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, dementia, colon cancer and breast cancer (1) than those who are sedentary. Additionally, physically active people have higher functional abilities, a lower risk of falling, and better cognitive health (1).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that adults should engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week or engage in at least 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week (2) to reap the benefits of physical activity. But even if you are ready to commit to such recommendations it can be a challenge to truly understand…