Getting active can boost your heart health by helping you maintain a healthy weight, and regulate blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Experts often recommend that patients find activities they enjoy to increase the chances that they’ll stick with an exercise program. Individuals with medical conditions should check with a doctor before starting a new exercise program.
You can hear more tips for getting active by watching this interview with a doctor. This doctor explains the importance of establishing your present activity level. Once you start wearing a pedometer, for example, you can learn how many steps you take each day. Then, you can try to increase your daily steps until you average 10,000 each day.
At Memorial Hospital of Tampa, our team is dedicated to helping families throughout South Tampa make better decisions for their well-being. Speak with a registered nurse by calling (813) 873-6400 or visit our community hospital’s website to learn more about our healthcare services.