Len Rome’s Local Health: Heart-healthy habits

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The time we spend sitting matters. This comes to us from the latest national health and nutrition survey.

Dr. Erik Van Iterson says, “They were able to see, that for those individuals who were most sedentary and inactive, they demonstrated the highest risk for cardiovascular disease, similar to their overweight counterparts.”

People who have a healthy body mass index but still just sit around a lot tend to have larger waistlines and a greater risk for heart problems, just like those who are overweight. 

Good heart health comes from all of your lifestyle habits combined, not any one thing alone. 

Try to get in some physical activity throughout the week, even just a little bit a day.

Having a healthy BMI doesn’t always mean that you’re healthy. 

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