Physical activity equals a healthy heart

As adults spend more time in front of their computers working and in meetings, sitting has become the newest threat to heart health. Fortunately, there is a way to counteract the sitting effects: regular physical activity and Dallas ISD is here to help with a series of exercise and meditation videos.

According to a study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, adults who clock in at least 150 minutes, or 2.5 hours, of heart-pumping physical activity are well on their way to maintaining heart health. The study recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination of both during the week.

Currently, only about one in five adults and teens get enough exercise to maintain good health, according to the American Heart Association. Increased activity not only helps the heart, it also improves sleep, mood, and general wellbeing.

Dallas ISD HCM Benefits has worked with a local fitness coach to create a series of quick exercises and meditation sets to help staff embrace heart health throughout the year. To explore these exercise tips, visit the playlist at and start showing your heart some love.

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