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It’s National Heart Month – Show Yours Some Love
Champagne, roses, chocolate, and…cardiovascular health? That’s right, nothing says romance like a whole month dedicated to raising awareness about heart health. February is National Heart Month and, according to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. As you think about gifts for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, consider the gift of a healthy heart.
The world we live in today makes it more difficult than ever to create an active lifestyle. Sedentary jobs have increased by more than 80 percent since 1950, and our average work week is longer. Full-time workers in the United States work about 47 hours each week – that’s more than 350 extra hours worked each year. With the demands on the modern worker and modern families, finding time for exercise and balanced nutrition often falls to the bottom of our list of priorities – putting us at risk for obesity, heart problems, and other health issues.
The good news is, as little as 30 minutes of activity, just three times a week can significantly lower your risk of heart disease and improve your overall health and well-being. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate activity, or 75 minutes of vigorous activity weekly. Ready to start leading a more active, heart-healthy lifestyle? 9Round’s high-intensity kickboxing workout will help you crush the AHA’s recommendation by attending just three sessions each week!
Each 9Round kickboxing workout is only 30 minutes in length and gives you a total body workout, making it fun and easy to meet the AHA’s recommendation of at least 75 minutes of exercise weekly. If you’re worried that your fitness level isn’t advanced enough for a kickboxing workout, fear not. The 9Round fitness program can take you from couch potato to crushing your fitness goals at a pace that works for you.
Month after month, hundreds of people come through the doors at 9Round with no idea where to start in reversing the effects of years of unhealthy living. Whether suffering from obesity, diabetes, or other physical ailments, the one thing that they all have in common is the desire to change their lives - and we’ve helped thousands of people do just that. How? 9Round’s certified trainers work with you to tailor each day’s workout to your fitness level, and ensure that you’re executing each exercise safely and within your limits. 9Round PULSE™, our wearable heart rate technology, tracks the effort you’re putting into your workouts, so you always know if you need to work harder or slow down to burn fat and improve your health. Additionally, 9Round members have access to a plethora of information, including an online forum, Nutrition Coach, and healthy recipe and meal ideas. Living a heart-healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be an overwhelming or insurmountable task when you’ve got an entire team of experts supporting you every step (and kick) of the way.
Partnering with 9Round on your fitness journey is an excellent way to get fit, stay motivated, and improve your overall health and wellness. Start your Valentine’s Day celebration early this year and bring your loved one to 9Round to try one of our workouts for FREE – your heart will thank you!