Visit http://www.heart.org/physicalactivity for additional resources about exercise. In this video, Dr. Don Lloyd-Jones talks how to increase your physical activity, which is one 7 key factors related to better heart health. Tips include how to track, measure and increase your steps by using a pedometer. Other cardiovascular health factors (that are part of American Heart Association’s “Life’s Simple 7”) include: losing weight, stopping smoking, eating better (diet), controlling cholesterol, reducing blood sugar, and managing blood pressure. Visit http://www.Heart.org/MyLifeCheck for more information about all of the 7 health factors, and to take an assessment explore your health.
Dr. Don Lloyd-Jones, MD, SCM, FACC, focuses on Preventative Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and is a volunteer at the American Heart Association.