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Get healthy and get active

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Representatives from the American Heart Association are asking all of us to dedicate the rest of the month to improving our lifestyles. The American Heart Association has designated March as "Nutrition Month."

The AHA is asking everyone to get active and eat healthy. Health experts say a simple thirty minute walk or jog can significantly lower your risk of heart disease and other preventable illnesses.

UMHC Registered nurse. Cynthia Broome say "every 34 seconds someone dies from heart disease that's greater than all cancer, diabetes and accidents combined. What's exciting to me is the vast majority of heart disease actually can be prevented or even delayed to when you're older when you make healthy choices, foods you eat, activities, stress management."

When it comes to working out, the American Heart Association suggests you include 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise each week. Other helpful and easy ways to stay active include parking further from your destination, taking short walks during the workday and playing active video games with the family.

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