Every April, the American Heart Association (AHA) encourages individuals to incorporate more physical activity in their lives. We love to get out there and move, especially with the nice weather this time of year. Exercise can have so many positive benefits that are reflected in every aspect of your life, and walking is the easiest way to start!

The AHA compiled an awesome list of benefits that walking can have on your health! It’s been shown that at least 30 minutes of walking a day can help:
  • Improve your blood pressure, blood sugar levels and blood lipid profile
  • Boost your attitude and self-esteem
  • Maintain your body weight and lower the risk of obesity
  • Reduce your risk of osteoporosis
  • Reduce your risk of breast and colon cancer

Walking is a simple way to get moving, but we encourage any and all exercise to promote a healthy lifestyle. In addition to exercise, a nutritious, vitamin-rich diet is important for your physical and mental health. It’s very important to lead a heart healthy lifestyle, especially for our patients going through a procedure. We encourage our patients to be as healthy as possible, mentally and physically, before a procedure to ensure the best possible results and recovery times. Having healthy habits already in place can decrease your recovery time tremendously and have you back to your best as soon as possible. Call us today at (404) 257-9888 to schedule a consultation to see how we can help you be your happiest you!