Prescription for Exercise

Get moving! Exercise can help lower your blood pressure, raise your “good” cholesterol, keep your weight controlled, and help you feel less tired. 

Aim for 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity aerobic activity. Start slowly and add time and intensity each week to work up to 30 minutes, 5 days a week.

Pick activities you enjoy. Biking, walking, swimming, and dancing are all low impact, safe options to get your heart pumping.  

As spring weather starts to peek through, spend some time gardening or cleaning up your yard. Can’t get outside? Walk up and down your home stairs or walk laps around your kitchen while talking on the phone to a friend.