Every year, over 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States. Heart Disease is responsible for a quarter of the deaths in the US each year and is the number one cause of death between both men and women.

One of the easiest ways to lower your risk of being diagnosed with heart disease or suffering a heart attack is by living a healthy active lifestyle. While it is easy to hit the drive-thru for some fast food and to skip the gym when you are tired, the damage you’re doing can add up over time.

We here at Kennedy Fitness: A Jefferson Health Affiliate are proud to help New Jersey residents live a healthy life. We see plenty of adults looking to get in shape to lower the chance of heart disease. With plenty of fun classes and exercises like kickboxing classes in Mt. Laurel, there are plenty of fun ways to get in shape. Aside from signing up for one of the 100+ classes, some of the best ways to lower your risk of heart disease include:


Stay Active

When we mean to be active, we don’t mean you have to live in the local gym. There are plenty of ways to stay active that you may not even think of. Little things like taking the dog for longer walks more frequently to opting for the stairs at work instead of the elevator can help give you just a little extra exercise daily. There are plenty of beautiful trails and parks scattered across New Jersey, so head out on the weekends for a hike at your local park.


Be Mindful of What You Eat

Even if you’re already following a healthy diet, it is important to be mindful of what you’re putting into your body. Although some diets can help you lose weight, they can also have a decent amount of sodium and potassium, both of which are linked to an increase in blood pressure and an increased risk of heart disease.


Be More Than Just Active

Once you start to enjoy the way your body feels once you start becoming more active and start to eat healthier, there are plenty of ways to continue to build on what you’ve started. Joining Kennedy Fitness grants you access to seven gyms scattered across New Jersey.


Our kickboxing gym sign-ups in Gloucester County are filling up quickly so there is no time to wait. Anyone who has made it their goal of making 2019 their best year yet can give us a call at 1-800-875-2720 to get started with a free trial.