2. Start parking your car at the far end of the parking lot. The short walk everyday to and from the store or school helps your heart.
3. If you ride a bus or subway, get off a stop before your destination. Walk the rest of the way.
4. If you can, spend a few minutes of your lunch break taking a stroll outside work or school. It will also help boost your energy levels after lunch.
5. Housework that is done vigorously counts as exercise. Vacuming or mopping can be a real workout!
6. If you have a yard, mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, and raking leaves are also chores that count as exercise.
7. If you have a dog, take it for brisk walks twice a day, and benefit your heart and his!
8. If you have a family, schedule an after-dinner walk. It’s great to help digestion and to start clearing the mind to get ready for bed.
9. Include oats into your daily routine. Just a cup of cooked oatmeal will provide wonderful cholesterol-reducing benefits.
10. Try to laugh! Laughter helps release pent up stress and has been proven keep your heart healthy and happy.