Inactivity & Your Heart
Why is it important to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine? Individuals with an inactive lifestyle are twice as likely to develop heart disease.
Inactivity can lead to high blood pressure—often with no symptoms—damages the walls of the blood vessels and increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Not only is physical activity good for your heart health; it also has several other benefits, including better mental health and decreased risk of other diseases. If you’re trying to get healthy, physical exercise is a great starting point.
Regular low-impact physical activity is good for most healthy individuals to begin without consulting their doctor; however, if you have an existing heart problem or another serious illness, consult your doctor before beginning a new exercise routine.