Fitness: Exercise for a Healthy Heart Index

Featured: Fitness: Exercise for a Healthy Heart Main Article

Regular exercise can help reduce the risk of heart disease. To achieve maximum benefits, do a mix of stretching exercise, aerobic activity, and strengthening exercise. Aim to get 20 to 30 minutes of aerobic exercise at least three to four times a week. Consult a doctor before exercising for the first time, especially if you have health problems.

Medications

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Congestive heart failure (CHF) refers to a condition in which the heart loses the ability to function properly. Heart disease,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Article
      • What is congestive heart failure (CHF)?
      • What causes congestive heart failure?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure?
      • What are the risk factors for congestive heart failure?
      • How is congestive heart failure diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for congestive heart failure?
      • What is the prognosis for congestive heart failure?
      • Can congestive heart failure be prevented?
    • Foot Pain Foot pain may be caused by injuries (sprains, strains, bruises, and fractures), diseases (diabetes, Hansen disease, and gout),...learn more »
      In This Article
      Foot Pain Article
      • How is the foot designed?
      • What causes foot pain?
      • What other symptoms and signs may accompany foot pain?
      • When should I seek medical treatment for foot pain?
      • How is foot pain diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for foot pain?
      • What follow-up care is needed after foot pain is treated?
      • How can foot pain be prevented?
      • Foot Pain At A Glance
    • Shin Splints Shin splints result from inflammation from injury to the tendon and adjacent tissues in the front of the outer leg. Shin splints...learn more »
      In This Article
      Shin Splints Article
      • Shin splints facts
      • What are shin splints?
      • What are risk factors for shin splints?
      • What are shin splints symptoms?
      • What causes shin splints?
      • How are shin splints diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for shin splints?
      • What is the multifaceted relative rest approach?
      • What is the prognosis (outlook) for shin splints?
      • Can shin splints be prevented?
    • Torn ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear) The anterior cruciate ligament helps to prevent the top and bottom of the knee from sliding back and forth. Symptoms and signs of...learn more »
      In This Article
      Torn ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear) Article
      • Torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) facts
      • What is the function of the knee joint?
      • What is a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)?
      • What causes a torn ACL?
      • What are symptoms and signs of a torn ACL?
      • How is a torn ACL diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a torn ACL?
      • How long does it take to recover from a torn ACL?
      • What is the prognosis of a torn ACL?
      • Can ACL tears be prevented?
    • Heart Attack Heart attack happens when a blood clot completely obstructs a coronary artery supplying blood to the heart muscle. A heart...learn more »
      In This Article
      Heart Attack Article
      • Heart attack facts
      • What is a heart attack?
      • What causes a heart attack?
      • What are the symptoms of a heart attack?
      • What are the complications of a heart attack?
      • What are the risk factors for atherosclerosis and heart attack?
      • How is a heart attack diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for heart attack?
      • What are the risk factors for heart attack in women?
      • What are the symptoms of heart attack in women and how is heart attack diagnosed?
      • How is heart attack in women treated?
      • What about hormone therapy and heart attack in women?
      • What is new in heart attack?
    • Angina Angina is chest pain due to inadequate blood supply to the heart. Angina symptoms may include chest tightness, burning,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Angina Article
      • What is angina?
      • What causes angina?
      • What are the different types of angina?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of angina?
      • How is angina diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for angina?
      • What is the prognosis for angina?
      • Can angina be prevented?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Health & Living

Procedures & Tests

Health News

Health Features


STAY INFORMED

Get the Latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!