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Exercise for Heart Health

Exercise is a major contributor to cardiovascular health. The goal is to achieve 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week. You can start slowly and work up to your target. Here are just a few reasons why exercise is important.
Dr. David Tannenbaum
1. Regular exercise can help you maintain a healthy body weight. That alone may help reduce 
your risk of many of the major diseases of our time – obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and more.
2. Physical activity lowers your blood pressure and increases the beneficial type of cholesterol in your blood – both of which are major risk factors for heart attack and stroke.
3. Exercise helps combat stress.
4. Exercising regularly may inspire you to make other healthy lifestyle choices – eating well, getting enough sleep, and not smoking or consuming excessive alcohol. 
“You don’t need to be an elite athlete to achieve heart health. Incorporating regular physical activity into your daily routine can improve your cardiovascular health significantly, as well as your overall wellness.” - Dr. David Tannenbaum, Family Physician-in-Chief
Get started today – being physically active is one of the single best things you can do for your health.
**Be sure to speak with your doctor before starting or changing your exercise regimen.**