February 01, 2018
Area(s) of Interest: Interventional Cardiology Public Health
This American Heart Month, the California Medical Association is joining the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in a national pledge to #MoveWithHeart. We invite you to submit a pledge by recording a video of yourself and upload it to Twitter or Instagram using #MoveWithHeart or go to www.MoveWithHeartPledge.com.
Participate in just three simple steps:
- Record a short video of yourself saying “I pledge to move more for my heart health.”
- Share it on Twitter or Instagram using #MoveWithHeart.
- Challenge friends and family to #MoveWithHeart.
- Research shows that physical activity can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, even for those at high genetic risk.
- Only about 22 percent of adults meet federal physical activity guidelines.
- Adults should spend at least 2 ½ hours each week doing physical activity that gets their heart pumping and leaves them a little breathless.
- Being sedentary or inactive makes you nearly twice as likely to develop heart disease than if you’re active.
For more facts—and some “get-moving” tips and resources—to inspire your patients to sit less and move more, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov/heartmonth.