Whether you hit the gym, or simply walk the neighborhood or shopping mall, you just need to move at a moderate pace for at least 30 minutes a day/5 days a week for real health benefits, experts say.
You’re ready to get serious with your fitness routine and hire a personal trainer. Be thorough in your research and insist on someone who can really help you reach your goals.
Physical activity is potentially as effective as many drug interventions for patients with coronary heart disease and stroke, a recent analysis suggests. But don’t trade your medications for a new pair of cross-trainers yet.
High-intensity interval training, which involves short bursts of exercise at full capacity, is frequently used in sports training. Now clinicians are applying that same principle to cardiac rehab—with promising results.
Losing weight can be the best medicine for your heart, says a new study that found that weight loss helps lessen symptoms of atrial fibrillation, such as a racing, erratic heartbeat. Get more details.
Weight gain in menopause is common, but it’s not inevitable. If the aging process is ganging up on your weight loss goals, here are some tips to fight back.
When it comes to heart health, exercise is good medicine. Even in patients with fairly advanced heart disease, regular aerobic activity can provide significant benefits — including a longer life expectancy.
Elderly women may spend as much as two-thirds of their waking hours in sedentary behavior, a study finds. But an expert says there is still an opportunity for sedentary older people to exercise and stay healthier.
Staying physically active as you age can help you manage or prevent many medical conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis.
Some people think all you need to do is tackle free weights and machines in the gym. Others swear by regular running, walking, swimming or biking. We asked our exercise physiologists to decide the champ.