Dr. Anna Catino has some quick tips for how to fit in more activity throughout the day with a few simple changes to your daily routine.">

Oct 10, 2017 — Diet and exercise go a long way to making a healthy heart. But for many of us with busy schedules, fitting in the recommended 30 minutes a day may seem impossible. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Anna Catino has some quick tips for how to fit in more activity throughout the day with a few simple changes to your daily routine.

Interview

Announcer: The Health Minute, produced by University of Utah Health.

Interviewer: Diet and exercise, something everyone can do to ensure they have a healthy heart. And it really does make a difference, but sometimes fitting that exercise in can be hard. Dr. Anna Catino is a cardiologist at University of Utah Health. How can somebody work exercise into their busy schedule?

Dr. Catino: You know, that really is a challenge for all of us, but it can be one of the most important things you do to actually help your heart health. And so I recommend you make a routine of it. Squeeze it in every day somehow. You could make exercise part of your normal day, opt for the stairs, and take a longer route on your walk, or park further away in the parking lot. These are all options that can increase your daily steps.

Interviewer: And 30 minutes a day really makes a difference?

Dr. Catino: Absolutely. The predominant amount of cardiovascular disease is preventable, and that includes diet and exercise.

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