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Moderate Activity May Be All Your Heart Needs

Moderate Activity May Be All Your Heart Needs

Tags: activity, cardiovascular disease, exercise, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health

A recent study shows that moderate physical activity (including walking and doing housework) two or three times per week may be best for cardiovascular health.


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4 Foam Roller Exercises for Your Legs and Lower Body (Video)

Tags: exercise, exercise plan, muscles, stretching, video, videos

Watch a demonstration of four foam rolling exercises for the hip flexors and quadriceps, outer thigh muscles, hamstrings and gluteal muscles. They will increase you range of motion and improve blood flow.


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Can Exercise Reduce Your Cancer Risk?

Tags: cancer, colon cancer, exercise, heart disease, lung cancer, research, study

It's well known that exercise improves heart health, but could it reduce cancer risk too? A new study shows that middle-aged men with a high level of fitness have a lower incidence of lung and colon cancers.


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What Does Moderate Exercise Mean, Anyway?

Tags: exercise, fitness, running, swimming, walking

It’s one of the guiding principles behind all exercise recommendations. But do you know what “moderate” means? Get an explanation — plus exercise examples.


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5 Questions to Ask Before You Exercise With Arthritis

Tags: arthritis, exercise, fibromyalgia, fitness, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

To get the benefits of movement while avoiding injuries or increasing pain, start with an honest conversation with your doctor.


5 Great Reasons You Should Take a Walk Today

5 Great Reasons You Should Take a Walk Today

Tags: exercise, fitness, high blood pressure, self-esteem, sleep, snacking, stess, walking

The benefits of walking include everything from lowering your blood pressure to reducing your cravings for unhealthy snacks. See how this easy (and free!) activity can work such wonders.


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Obese Children Have Greater Risk for Adult Heart Disease

Tags: health screenings, healthy weight, heart disease, obese children, overweight

For many people, obesity starts developing in early childhood, when good dietary and exercise habits are neglected. It's important for parents to know there's long-term danger in their children being overweight or obese.


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If You Lose Weight, You Can Lose Joint Pain Too

Tags: arthritis, corticosteroid injections, exercise, joint pain, osteoarthritis, overweight, radiofrequency ablation (RFA), water aerobics

If you have weight-induced joint pain, losing pounds and taking stress off your joints may ease your symptoms. While your body can’t reverse arthritis, losing weight can help arthritic joints feel better and prevent further damage. Learn more.


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What a Beginner Should Know About CrossFit

Tags: exercise, fitness

Your friends have been talking about it on Facebook. You saw a commercial or a competition on TV. One of your coworkers swears by it. But what is CrossFit?


Looking for the Best Exercise Playlist? Try This One

Looking for the Best Exercise Playlist? Try This One

Tags: #LoveYourHeart, heart, Heart Month, workout

One of the best things you can do for your heart is to move your body. This specially curated collection of songs bumps to at least 130 beats per minute – the perfect pace to maintain during your exercise.