According to the US Department of Health and Human Services heart disease is the number one killer of American women. One out of every three women in the US dies of heart disease. Nearly two-thirds of American women who die suddenly of a heart attack had no prior symptoms. Americans can lower their risk of heart disease by as much as 82% just by leading a healthy lifestyle. One lifestyle change that you can do today to reduce your risk of heart disease is to exercise regularly. Physical exercise not only helps to fight heart disease but it can also reduce your risk of high blood pressure, osteoporosis, breast and colon cancer, depression, anxiety and stress.

A regular fitness routine including cardiovascular (cardio) exercises at least three times a week will improve the strength of your heart and help it work more efficiently.

How often do you work out? Are you concerned about your heart health?

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lately NONE. I was training for a 5k but got sick and let that slide. I should really get back to it - the virtual race is this saturday and although i don't think I'll do well - I will still participate.

Previously was exercising 3 times week.

I do not have a car, so everyday as IM riding my bike to the market or to get the kid from school, or whatever..IM always excersing
Heh, funny you should post this. I just went to the gym today! It's a rare occasion, but I made it a priority today and it worked. I feel so much better after I've worked out too...
I definitely don't work out as much as I wish I could. I'm either too busy or already too tired from cleaning, chores, errands..etc. There is never enough time in the day. The most exercise I get is dancing on the Wii to Just Dance or Zumba. I wish I had time to actually hit the gym!

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