Physical activity is important to help prevent heart disease and stroke. As we age, we need to continue to be physically active. What we do may need to change, but the key factor is that we continue to move and burn calories. Here you can find suggested activities, as well the American Heart Association’s recommendation for the length of time and the frequency an activity should be performed dependent upon what your goal is. These recommendations vary depending on whether you are hoping to simply improve your overall health or if you have another specific goal in mind like lowering your blood pressure. Anything is better than nothing.
Learn more about the importance of being physically active.