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Get Up and Move!

Studies show that even regular exercise can’t protect against pericardial fat if you spend too much of your day sitting.  This type of fat accumulation around the heart is closely related to cardiovascular disease.  Many people spend 8 plus hours a day at a desk, and then tack on a few more hours sitting on the couch in front of the tv.  This kind of continuous inactivity is bad for your ticker regardless of whether you put in a daily workout.  Consider standing while you talk on the phone or take a short walk every couple of hours.  Instead of sitting on the couch, stretch while you watch tv.  For more information, read Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart at healthfinder.gov.