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Get Moving

Physical activity is an important part of heart health and of your overall well being.

"Regular physical activity is one of the most beneficial things people can do to prevent heart disease or support their rehabilitation after a heart attack or cardiac surgery. Not only is physical health improved, mood and psychological well-being are also enhanced, and some intriguing evidence is emerging suggesting that an active lifestyle in middle age may forestall the development of dementia." Dr. Andrew Pipe, MC, Chief of Prevention and Rehabilitation.

So…let’s get moving!


Did You Know: Fun Facts about Physical Activity

  • It is never too late to get fit and start being active.
  • Exercise can add years to your life and improve your quality of life.
  • Physical activity is a safe and effective strategy for the prevention and management of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, and back pain.
  • Every part of the body can benefit from almost any increase in physical activity - short stints of just ten minutes at a time can be as effective as 30 minutes of continuous exercise.