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American Heart Month aims to get people moving

EVANS, GA (WFXG) -

American Heart Month is a time to focus on getting healthy and active.

Jeremy Goldman of Academy Sports and Outdoors says exercise is key to lead a healthy life.

"It's important to get your heart rate up so you can burn calories and stay healthy," he says.

According to the American Heart Association, 32% of adults say they don't do any form of aerobic activity. But there are easy ways to change that.

"Take the stairs during the day as opposed to going up an elevator if that's an option. Quick walks during their lunch breaks. There's  a lot of different options that are out there," Goldman says.

The association recommends a minimum of 30 minutes of daily exercise to help lower heart disease risk, but Goldman says people should do as much as possible.

There are devices like heart monitors to help keep track of your heart rate, and a variety of machines to  buy for your home to work out when you can.

And Goldman says the best way to keep your risk for heart disease down is to simply get moving.

"Just stay active. Stay active and keep moving throughout the day, no mater what you're doing. Just be sure that you stay active," he says.

For more ways to prevent heart disease visit the American Heart Association's website.

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