Exercises crucial for heart health. You know this, we all know this, and yet we still find it extremely difficult to make exercise a priority in our lives.
Not your fault. We are basically conditioned to think of that leading a hectic, busy lifestyle commendable. Unfortunately comma cultural idea is incredibly unhealthy.
Sitting in silence, prayer, or meditation every day has been clinically proven to improve your heart health. Walking everyday has also been clinically proven to improve your heart health.
The simple Act of being mindful what you’re doing in the moment, a practice that lowers stress, can also improve your heart health.
Today, however, what’s on the simple Act of walking every day…
Prioritize a walk around the block. Add it to your schedule. Do not schedule a walk-in around your busy day, but rather schedule your busy day around that extremely important walk around the block.
Your heart health, if you think about it, is the single, most important thing that you should be worried about. Without your heart health, you cannot pay the bills, you cannot take care of the family, you cannot make dinner in the evenings, and you cannot do any of those busy daily items.
Doesn’t it make sense to schedule your day around a walk that’s will make you happier, healthier comma and give you more energy to complete the tasks that you need to do for your busy day?
More than twenty-five hundred years ago, a great philosopher named Hippocrates said that, “Walking is a man’s best medicine.”
Studies have shown the following:
- Among 10,269 male graduates of Harvard College, walking at least nine miles a week was linked to a 22% lower death rate.
- Among 44,452 male health professionals, walking at least 30 minutes a day was linked to an 18% lower risk of coronary artery disease.
- Among 72,488 female nurses, walking at least three hours a week was linked to a 35% lower risk of heart attack and cardiac death and a 34% lower risk of stroke.
How to get started
The best way to stop talking about heart health and start doing something about your heart health is too, like I said, schedule it into your day.
Make walking around the block a priority. Do not simply put walking on your schedule as an afterthought.
Start small. Don’t have to walk 10 miles on your first try. You don’t even have to walk 10 miles on your 30th try. The funny thing about getting out and doing something is that you came to do it longer than you planned for.
So plan on taking a short walk around the block. If you feel good after that walk, Try A New Path and continue walking. It doesn’t have to be complicated.
In fact, it can be fun. Download your favorite book and listen to it while you walk. Try some of your favorite music or podcast. Or simply listen to the sounds of the birds, Beach, or whatever your heart desires.
Freedom. These walks are a moment of Pure Freedom for you. Clear your mind. Focus your thoughts. Be mindful as you take each step. And your heart health will dramatically improve.