The Real Woman's Guide to a Healthier Heart

Being inactive is one of the top risk factors for heart disease, but if working out isn't your thing, here are 10 ways to get moving without setting foot in the gym (11 Photos)

Marissa Capodanno on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:44AM

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The Real Woman's Guide to a Healthier Heart

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Get Moving -- Around the House

The National Institutes of Health says we should all get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity most days to lower our risk for heart disease. Keeping active helps prevent arteries from getting clogged with fat and cholesterol which can lead to a heart attack. But you don’t need to be a gym bunny to squeeze a little cardio into your day. Unsure where to start? How about at home? Rearrange your furniture, give your living room a new coat of paint or hang some new art on the walls -- your heart will thank you! Do the heavy lifting next time you (or a friend) move and drop a cool 330 calories an hour.

Get more tips to workout while you clean from Carolyn Barnes' The Clean Momma Workout: Get Lean While You Clean

Editor’s Note: All calorie counts are based on data from the Centers for Disease Control.

 

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