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Is Physical Activity Good for Your Heart?

April 10, 20232 min read

“The problem with heart disease is that the first symptom is often fatal.” — Michael Phelps

Study Confirms Physical Activity Is Good for Your Heart Health

A new study suggests something we’ve believed here for a long time: Physical activity is good for your heart, no matter what your age.

Being active keeps your heart stronger and healthier than being inactive. The National Institutes of Health says physical activity can help lower and control high blood pressure levels.

That doesn’t mean you have to devote your life to the gym. Brisk walking – say, 20 minutes a day – is a great start. Regular exercise at a gym, fitness studio, pool or yoga class can bring even greater heart-health rewards.

The new research, by the American College of Cardiology, is the latest example drawing the connection between exercise and heart health. It found that women over 70 who got at least some exercise were 11 percent less likely to develop heart failure than women who had no activity. Women with the most activity were 35 percent less likely to get heart disease.

Heart disease includes stroke, high blood pressure, heart attacks and coronary disease.

The research is consistent, but there’s still no easy fix. You have to do the work to gain the benefits.

We like to think of exercising as part of a healthy lifestyle, just like brushing your teeth and wearing a seatbelt. Healthy habits add up to a healthy life – and a healthy heart.

At TASH Wellness in Glenview, we are here for you!  Our specialty is women. We love working with women that have a substantial amount of weight to reduce, or women that are 50 and above.  As a Functional Aging Specialist, Integrative Corrective Movement Instructor, and Aging the Older Adult Instructor, we get all our women moving functionally for the rest of their lives.  We work on balance, cognitive training, fall prevention and strength.  TASH Wellness is not a gym - it's a journey and it's YOUR community.  We serve women in Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka, Evanston, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Park Ridge, Northbrook, Glencoe, Glenview, Riverwoods, Chicago and Des Plaines.

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