Heart Month Day 16: Heart Health Starts at Home

February 16, 2020

heart health month

After a long day, it’s easy to go home, put your feet up and grab the remote. This may help you unwind, but it won’t do your heart any favors. In fact, if you’re like most Americans, it’s enhancing an already sedentary lifestyle, which can increase your risk for several health problems, including heart disease.

So tonight, instead of snuggling into the couch, try incorporating some physical activity into your evening routine first.

  • Take an after-dinner walk
  • Sit on the floor and stretch during your favorite show
  • Set a goal to do 100 jumping jacks, 25 push-ups, 25 lunges and 50 sit-ups.
  • Dust off the X-Box or Wii for 30 minutes of dancing, bowling, tennis or another interactive game
  • Play Twister or charades with the family
  • Do squats while you brush your teeth

The great thing is that exercise doesn’t have to be “work.” It comes in all shapes and sizes and can be done from the comfort of your own home!

If you would like to speak to a provider about your heart health, Sovah Health can help.  Visit the “Find a Provider” tab at SovahHealth.com to schedule an appointment.