The Live Well Watertown coalition promotes healthy living and offers community education programs aimed to prevent chronic diseases and increase overall well-being. We'll be featuring health tips and announcements of upcoming programs related to walking and biking in each newsletter. This month's tip: Heart Health.
Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States? Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news is that heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions.
The recommended amount of exercise for disease prevention and maintaining good health is a minimum of 150 minutes or 2.5 hours per week. The list below offers some ideas for regular activities:
- brisk walking (at least 2.5 miles per hour)
(Sources: Health.gov and Heart.org)
Live Well Watertown offers a variety of activity programs including Walking Wednesdays Lunchtime Meet-up! There are still opening for a Free Guided Walking Tour at Mount Auburn Cemetery, a natural historic landmark, this Saturday March 16, 1:30 to 3:00 pm. For more information or to register, contact Stephanie Venizelos, Community Wellness Program Manager, at email@example.com.
Learn more about Live Well Watertown, a program of the Watertown Health Department, here: www.livewellwatertown.org