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  Staying physically active is a major step to ensuring a healthy heart; yet, many of us fail to exercise due to a busy schedule. Thankfully, there are several opportunities to keep our hearts pumping throughout the day without having to follow a strict exercise routine.
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Read on to learn some things you can do each day to promote cardiovascular health no matter what your schedule is like.

At Home

Fix Things Around The House

Being able to do your home maintenance by yourself doesn’t only save you money but can also serve as a form of exercise for you. Get busy around the house. Fix a broken pipe. Wash your car. Declutter your surroundings. Home maintenance activities keep your heart pumping and work several muscle groups in your body.

Squat While Doing Many Activities

Squatting not only improves cardiovascular health but also strengthens several muscle groups, reduces the risk of injury, eliminates calories, and improves lower body strength.
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You can squat while doing the dishes, cleaning up, cooking, etc.

Take The Steps More Often

Start taking the stairs more often. Staircase trips are a great way to strengthen the muscles of the lower body, burn more calories, improve cardiovascular health, and combat a sedentary life.

At Work

Go For A 15-minute Walk After lunch 

Lunch breaks are the perfect time to stay active and improve blood circulation. According to health authorities such as the CDC, everyone should engage in at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity exercise such as brisk walking.

Take Frequent Breaks And Walk Around The Office Premises

The nature of our modern jobs requires us to sit for long hours leading to a sedentary lifestyle. We can combat this by taking short walks around the office premises after every hour of sitting. Doing this will energise you, keep your legs and glutes strong, and prevent heart disease. Source: Pritikin Featured Image Source: The Health Site
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This article was first published on 27th December 2020 and updated on March 11th, 2021 at 5:10 pm


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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