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Dr. Van Iterson recommends distributing physical activity across the week and making a plan to get more movement out of every day.

“You can think about stealing exercise when you can throughout your day,” he suggests. “If you were to work a basic eight-hour day, and you were to walk around for five minutes each hour, you would essentially accumulate close to 40 to 50 minutes of walking exercise without actually having to block out that time.”

The bottom line, Dr. Van Iterson says, is to be aware that a heart-healthy lifestyle isn’t just based on one number or one variable – it’s a mindset, and we have to be consistent.