Health Tip: Staying Active Helps Your Heart

Some easy ways to keep moving

(HealthDayNews) -- The American Heart Association says there are a few simple things you can do to keep active and promote a healthier heart:

  • Do housework yourself, instead of hiring someone else to do it.
  • Work in the garden or mow the grass. Using a riding mower doesn't count.
  • Go out for a short walk before breakfast, after dinner or both. Start with a 10-minute walk and work up to 30 minutes.
  • Walk or bike to the corner store.
  • When watching television, pedal a stationary bicycle.
  • Park on the outskirts of a shopping mall and walk to the stores.
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