Your Heart Will Suffer if You Miss Your Workout
Taking care of your heart in your 30s could save your life. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for more than a third of women’s deaths worldwide. Staying active keeps your heart healthy and dramatically reduces your risk of cardiovascular issues. Regular exercise reduces your risk of heart disease by 30 to 40 percent and stroke by up to 25 percent. Exercise helps you stay fit, gives you energy, and boosts your mood while lowering your risk of diabetes and other chronic diseases.
You don’t have to live in the gym to get these benefits. Just 20 minutes of moderate exercise a day, or about 150 minutes a week, are all it takes to boost your overall health. It’s never too late to start working out. Every minute you spend on exercise promotes the health of your heart and whole body. So, find a workout that’s right for you—walking, running, dancing, swimming—and get moving!