The American Heart Association recommends at least 2 hours of moderate-intensity exercise or an hour and 15 minutes of vigorous-intensity excercise a week or a combination of the two. Physical activity is anything that makes you move your body, increase your heart rate and use up energy or calories. Regular physical activity can lower your risk of developing heart disease and stroke. Aerobic exercises such as walking, jogging, swimming or biking benefit y our heart and fitness level as compared to people who are less active.

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