Happy December! This is a really busy month for many of us, and so the great news is that it is probably easier to get those 10,000 steps/day. We all know that sitting is the new smoking. Heart disease and cancer both increase with sedentary lifestyle. So I am wondering how many of us wear a Fitbit or some sort of pedometer or tracking device.
I've been using a Fitbit since January and one thing I notice is that my normal day is about 8500 steps and I have to put a little effort into getting over the 10,000. One place where I am over the average is in flights of stairs.. My tracker tells me that most days I go up and down 18-30 flights , which my cardiologist loves! I have not the best knees since I was a kid, and so my physical therapist even likes me to take them 2 at a time to build up my quads to make my knees stronger.
When I was first diagnosed with AF my EP's parting words that day were, "now exercise the h*** out of that heart" I'm still trying and the more I do, the better my heart behaves. I should have listened sooner.
Here is wishing you a great month of becoming more and more heart healthy!