And what’s more concerning is the fact that about half of all Americans are at increased risk of developing a heart disease.
If these figures have got you all fretting about your heart health, you don’t really need to.
Because all you have to do to keep your heart healthy is, grab a pedometer, a stopwatch and let yourself go.
Woof! Woof!Ahh, don’t forget your furry friend
Walking can cut your risk of developing heart disease.
It’s something that we already know.
But how much should we walk in a day to make real difference to our heart health? That’s something many of us don’t really know.
Well, not anymore!
Researchers have found an answer to the question, and they believe walking 1000 steps in ten minutes every day can greatly reduce your risk of heart disease.
The research has been published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, co-authored by Simon Marshall, an associate professor of exercise and nutritional science at San Diego University.
It further goes on to state that people should eventually aim for the three thousand mark, i.e. 3000 steps in 30 minutes, however, the buildup needs to be gradual. You don’t want to be tiring yourself and that can only be done if you slowly adapt your body to the walking routine.
As for the wisdom behind taking a pedometer and stopwatch is concerned, through pedometer you can keep count of your steps and by using a stopwatch in conjunction, you can keep track of time.
The guidelines are pretty straightforward and definitely implementable.
So, what will be your first step away from the risks of heart disease?
Let us know in the comments section below, we would love to hear from you.
Don’t have a pedometer?
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