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Exercise is Medicine (EIM)

Physical activity is anything that makes you move your body and burn calories.

This includes things like climbing stairs or playing sports. Aerobic exercises benefit your heart, and include walking, jogging, swimming or biking. Strength and stretching exercises are best for overall stamina and flexibility.

The simplest, positive change you can make to effectively improve your heart health is to start walking. It's enjoyable, free, easy, social and great exercise. A walking program is flexible and boasts high success rates because people can stick with it. It's easy for walking to become a regular and satisfying part of life.

AHA Recommendation

For Overall Cardiovascular Health:

At least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity at least 5 days per week for a total of 150


At least 25 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity at least 3 days per week for a total of 75 minutes; or a combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity


Moderate - to high-intensity muscle-strengthening activity at least 2 days per week for additional health benefits.

Student Health & Wellness Program & Services Director

Dayna Barbero PHN, FNP-C
Stanford HealthCare ValleyCare
Family Nurse Practitioner


Office Hours

This office follows the academic calendar.

Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday
9:00 am - 5 pm

10 am - 6 pm

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