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Why Is Physical Activity So Important In Preventing Heart Disease

In this article by Mentor Pro, multiple registered dietitians and other health care professions discuss the importance of and recommendations for physical activity.

There are countless health benefits associated with getting the physical activity levels recommended by the American Heart Association, which are:

150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity every week. Additionally, this regimen should also include at least two days of strength training and reduced time spent sitting throughout the day.

Accomplishing this recommended minimum has been associated with a decreased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, stroke, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, multiple types of cancer, and complications during pregnancy. Other benefits include improved sleep, cognition, bone health, quality of life, and reduced symptoms of depression.

For more information on physical activity and its associated health benefits, check out the full article:


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