Confucius once said, “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” But if your heart isn’t healthy enough, the “wherever you go” part may be limited. Your heart is such an important part that often gets overlooked or taken for granted. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular (heart) disease is the leading cause of death in the world, accounting for 17.3 million deaths a year—a number only expected to rise in the coming years. Make the goal today to treat your heart better through nutrition and exercise.
Here at the YMCA, we want you to be as healthy and happy as possible, so here are some great heart-healthy foods and exercises to get you started:
The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity 5 days a week and moderate to high-intensity strength training activity twice a week.
There are many different exercises for you to try to keep variety in your workout schedule:
The Lafayette Family YMCA is here to help you reach your heart and health goals. Please let us know if we can help you in any way or if you would like assistance or training with any of our cardio equipment.
With two locations in Lafayette, Indiana, the Lafayette Family YMCA is a community committed to healthy living and social responsibility. For more fitness tips and to stay up to date about YMCA events, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, or visit our website.