5 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease

Organize a Family and Friends Outing

Round up some of your family and friends and get together for a game such as Ultimate Frisbee. A competitive sport for all ages and levels, Ultimate Frisbee is a socially interactive game that provides a great full-body workout.

The U.S Department of Health recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of moderate aerobic exercise per week. It recommends that children get 60 or more minutes per day. Outdoor sports and activities are a great way to meet those marks without having to force your way through a workout.

To learn more about Ultimate Frisbee, check out the USA Ultimate site.

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Cook for Their Heart

Rather than going to a restaurant and consuming empty calories from alcohol and pub food, stay at home and choose healthy recipes, like those recommended by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. There are several recipes listed, so no matter what you're craving, you're bound to find something to satisfy your hunger.

The butternut squash and apple soup with wild rice and toasted almonds is just one delicious option. You can view other recipes here.

Reward Yourselves to Stay Motivated

Use each other as support, encourage each other to stay committed and consistent, and stay away from the excuses. Cheer each other on through challenges and try new activities to mix things up. Most importantly, celebrate your successes. Whether it's a couples massage or a family movie night, treat yourself and your loved ones when you accomplish your health goals.

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