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Summer Activities to Get Your Heart Pumping

Summer Activities to Get Your Heart Pumping

Get Up and Get Active this Summer

With warmer weather and longer days, what better time than now to get up and get moving? The experts at Parrish Healthcare are here to share some activities that will help bolster your heart health this summer.

How Physical Activity Supports Your Heart Health

Staying physically active is one of the best ways to support your heart health. Along with eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding tobacco products—regular physical activity can help to reduce your risk for developing coronary artery disease and other conditions affecting your vascular health.

There are many ways that exercise can benefit your cardiovascular health, such as:

  • Lowering your blood pressure
  • Helping you maintain a healthy weight
  • Strengthening your heart muscle
  • Reducing your risk of developing diabetes
  • Reducing your stress levels
  • Reducing inflammation

Activities to Try this Summer

According to the American Heart Association, it is recommended that most people should get about 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. Some activities that can help you and your family reach your fitness goals this summer include:

  • Hiking
  • Nature walking
  • Bike riding
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Dancing
  • Gardening
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Rollerblading and roller skating
  • Volleyball
  • Paddleboarding
  • Playing frisbee
  • Playing catch

If you have additional questions about how you can support your heart health, be sure to reach out to your cardiovascular health specialist.

Cardiovascular Care in Titusville

When it comes to supporting your cardiovascular health, your Parrish Healthcare Cardiovascular team are experts in the art of healing your heart, lungs, and veins.

If you have heart-related health concerns, take our HeartAware Health Risk Assessment or call 321-268-6111 to schedule an appointment with one of our cardiologists.