Summer is a great time to get fit and eat healthy. The short, cold, snowy days have passed and the sun is finally shining! There are a lot of affordable fresh fruits and veggies available and the Michigan weather is finally allowing us to get outside! In terms of exercise, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends 30 minutes of mild to moderate exercise 5 days per week. This can be broken down into 10 or 15 minute increments. I recommend simply starting with walking. It's fun, free, low impact and most everyone can tolerate it. In terms of intensity, you should be working out at your target heart rate which is about 50-85% of your maximum heart rate. Your maximum heart rate is about 220 minus your age. There is a great chart you can find on the AHA website, www.heart.org. In addition, this website has a lot of great information about diet and exercise. It’s definitely a great source of reliable information.