Steps to a Healthier Heart

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February is heart health month making it the perfect time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health.

About heart disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for Americans, responsible for one out of every three deaths in the USA. It is also a leading cause of serious illness and disability. Simple cardiovascular activity like brisk walking can greatly reduce your risk for heart disease.

What you can do

Walking brings up the heart rate, lowers blood pressure and strengthens the heart. Dedicating time to exercise every day can be daunting. Instead, set small, achievable goals that you can integrate into your daily routine. Leave your car at home for small trips, take the stairs instead of the elevator, or catch up with a friend over a walk instead of lunch. 

Belty can help

Belty Good Vibes communicates with its wearer to help him make small changes to his daily activity that make a big difference. Integrated with artificial intelligence, Belty alerts you if you have been sitting too long, reminds you to increase your pace while walking and helps you adopt healthy habits.

More benefits of walking

  • Walking can stop the loss of bone mass for those with osteoporosis.
  • Walking improves your mood because it releases natural pain­killing endorphins to the body.
  • When walking, your breathing rate increases, causing oxygen to travel faster through bloodstream, helping to eliminate waste products, improve your energy level and your ability to heal.

Is walking a part of your daily routine?