Many team members of Massey Services participated this past Saturday in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk. In the weeks leading up to the event, we encouraged all of our team members, as well as their families and friends, to get moving to improve their health.
Walking for as little as 30 minutes a day will improve circulation, lower cholesterol and blood pressure and promote weight loss. There are countless physical activities out there, but walking has the lowest drop-out rate of them all! It’s the simplest positive change you can make to effectively improve your heart health.
And exercise is not just for adults! Experts suggest that children should accumulate from 60 min. to several hours of physical activity every day. Dr. Stephen Sanders, author, professor and director of the School of Physical Education and Exercise Science at the University of South Florida says, “The amount of time children spend daily in physical activity is decreasing and it will take a determined effort from parents to reverse this trend.”
With the weather cooling off, now is the perfect time to get your family moving! Don’t just send your children out to play – go with them and participate in the activities. Play four-square or hopscotch, blow bubbles and chase them around, go on a walk or turn up the volume and dance! Provide the family with an abundant supply of balls, hoops, hockey sticks, bats, paddles, racquets, bean bags, etc.
Here’s to your family’s heart health! For more tips on how to get moving, click here.