Take care of what takes care of you!
by James Scott on January 18
Did you know the human heart beats about 115,000 times a day and pumps over 2,000 gallons of blood a day? Your heart does a lot of work around the clock so it is very important that we take extremely good care of it.
Many organizations have been created for heart health, one of the most notable is The American Heart Association. Founded in 1924 The American Heart Association has been functioning for over 90 years and has over 33 million volunteers and supporters.
American Heart Association Recommendations
To keep the heart healthy The American Heart Association has given recommendations on improving heart health and maintaining a healthy heart. 30 minutes of moderate-intensity 5 days a week or 25 minutes of vigorous activity 3 days a week is what the American Heart Association recommends for overall cardiovascular health.
What does intensity look like?
Moderate intensity can be classified as anything that increases heart rate such as a brisk walk, mowing the lawn and or gardening.
Vigorous intensity is anything that increases heart rate, causes sweating and heavy breathing that limits talking. Activities such as running, jumping rope and sports can be vigorous intensity.
For more information about a healthy heart can be found at Heart.org