Regular aerobic exercise helps strengthen your heart. And it can help lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. There are all sorts of fun, heart-healthy aerobic activities to choose from. You could dance, jump rope, or go for a bike ride. You could swim or hike. And if the weather is cold and snowy, you could ski or go ice skating. Try to get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise. You can also aim for at least 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise each week. Or you can get an equal mix of moderate and vigorous aerobic activity each week.

Make sure to talk with your doctor before starting any new exercise routine.