Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Chocolate Day! Happy Everyone Loves You Day! Happy Hugs & Kisses Day!!!
Today you can do something for your heart!
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Did you know...
Moderate exercise, such as walking 30 minutes a day, can reduce your risks of dying of heart disease, even if you can't seem to lose weight or reduce your high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Studies published in the April, 2005 issue of Diabetes Care show the big benefits of physical activity for everyone.

Moderate Physical Activity Reduces Heart Deaths by 39%
People with type 2 diabetes who were moderately active reduced their risk of dying from heart disease by 39%. Those who were highly active reduced their risk by 48%. They reaped those benefits regardless of body mass index, blood pressure or cholesterol levels or whether or not the person smoked. Benefits were the same in both men and women. This study was conducted by researchers at the National Public Health Institute in Finland.

Moderate physical activity, according to the study, included any one of these types of physical activity:

4 hours or more a week of walking, cycling or light gardening, not including time spent commuting to or from work.
Walking or cycling for 30 minutes or more as part of the daily commute to work.
An active work day with much standing, walking, lifting, or other heavy manual labor. This would log 10,000 or more steps per day on a pedometer.
3 hours or more per week of vigorous physical activity such running, jogging, skiing or swimming during leisure time.
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