Get Heart Healthy in February & Dance!

Did you know that February is Heart Month? Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women? Did you know that Disney’s Aladdin was based on Tom Cruise? (Nothing to do with anything, I just think that’s interesting.) Thus, this post will be the first in a weekly series for this month of tips to be heart healthy. We’ll tell you how without punishing yourself at the gym for 2 hours a day and eating nothing but cauliflower.



It doesn’t have to be anything intense. Just dance in your living room. Or with friends at a club. Or in the street, like Mick Jagger and David Bowie. We even have a fitness playlist ready for you.

If you just dance to one of your favorite songs, just one, every day, it can make a difference. Anything to keep your heart rate up can count as exercise! Even cleaning the house. Most songs are around 3-4 minutes and if you can keep yourself moving for that entire time, you’re golden.

Need something a little more structured? If you’ve always wanted to learn the dance from Britney’s “Hit Me, Baby, One More Time” or ‘N Sync’s “Bye Bye Bye” or even Psy’s “Gangnam Style”, then put on the video and try teaching yourself! Who cares? No one will find out. Unless you accidentally have your web cam live streaming to YouTube. That really only happens in wacky sitcoms and movies starring teenagers who inevitably say something like, “But if you’re here…then who…what…wait a minute! You guys!”

Try it today. Make it a regular thing. A weeknight dance party, perhaps, and invite all of your friends, and maybe one or two enemies, just to keep things interesting.

Need more motivation? Take American Heart Association’s Healthy Fit Challenge on Facebook.

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