Being physically active is important to prevent heart disease, stroke, and other illnesses. Whether it is a structured exercise program or just part of your daily routine, all exercise adds up to a healthier heart. The simplest, positive changes you can make to effectively improve your heart health is to make healthy eating choices and start exercising.  During the summer season, keep active and enjoy the outdoors by visiting your local park and going for a walk, run, or bike ride. Bring family and friends to throw a Frisbee or kick a soccer ball, and pack a heart-healthy lunch and lots of water to keep you feeling full, hydrated, and energized!
Delaware County, PA has a variety of parks to choose from. Each with distinct features, parks including Bushkill Falls, Stokes Sate Forest, Worthington State Forest, and Kittatinny Valley State Park are open daily 8 AM to sunset. Every season offers a variety of programs and recreational opportunities such as camping, multi-use trails, boating, fishing and play areas.  Enjoy exploring Nottingham County Park, which has 18-station fitness trail and three modern, handicapped-accessible playgrounds!
After you work up and appetite, indulge in this colorful recipe for Chopped Veggie Salad, perfect for a picnic in the park! Flavorful and easy to make, this recipe is one that the whole family will enjoy. Find more heart-healthy recipes, snacks, and more at heart.org!