The heart is as essential to our survival as any organ in the human body can be. Heart health is one of the most important keys to a quality life and good overall physical condition. The month of February recognizes heart health in an effort to promote awareness of this critical measure. With heart disease being the #1 killer in America it is key that we understand how to maintain a healthy heart and offset the likelihood of contracting the symptoms that lead to heart failure.
Most of us realize that the ability to stay healthy at the office can be challenging at times. From weathering the co-worker who brings their latest bout of flu to work with them, to piling on the pounds as you “wine & dine” clients, to making stressful deadlines and dealing with toxic co-workers, you feel lucky if you can just make it home alive at night. But somehow you do.
Running and walking are both awesome physical activities. And for weight loss, running will always win hands down. Fall is a great time to get outdoors for a regular workout. The air is crisp, and the temperatures are cool, and the beauty of the season is everywhere. Most experts agree that a good walk or run can have great health benefits. These include higher energy levels, better mood patterns, regulated blood pressure and healthier cholesterol. Most importantly, both activities reduce the risk of three major health risks -- cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.