More than five million Americans have heart failure, and 500,000 more cases are diagnosed each year. The condition develops gradually, due to injury to or weakness of the heart—underlying causes include heart attack, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, abnormal heart rhythms, diseases of the heart muscle
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Your Exercise Toolbox
With a little searching, you probably can find many physical activity experts and community resources to help you on your fitness journey. Whether it’s an exercise class to inspire you or a personal trainer to give you one-on-one instruction, there are a lot of options. Community fitness programs,
Although some people use exercise to help reduce risk of disease, it also can be an important way to help you manage a chronic disease, including preserving your independence and ability to do other activities you enjoy. Although starting a new physical activity regimen may be intimidating at first,
Nutrition Gives You an Edge
Healthy eating habits can help keep you energized and ready to be active. What, when, and how much you eat can greatly affect your ability to perform different physical activities, not to mention your ability to maintain good health. The composition of your meals and snacks,
What’s Your Exercise Story?
Individuals come to exercise programs with different histories of physical activity. Maybe you played a team sport in high school and intramural athletics in college, but gradually became less active with the demands of work and family. Perhaps you’ve always preferred solitary activities, such as hiking on
As important as it is to eat well, as discussed in the bulk of this report, other lifestyle factors, including exercise and sleep, also impact your health. Compared with less active people, those who are more physically active tend to live longer and have lower risks of many chronic diseases,
Recent research shows that, when a woman exercises regularly, she may lower her risks of invasive breast cancer and atrial fibrillation. Other benefits of being active include cardiovascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal, and psychological advantages, as well as improved sleep and weight control.
For good health, the importance of moving your body cannot
If you have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), you wouldn’t be alone in thinking that strenuous exercise is likely to trigger a shock to the heart. ICDs work by monitoring your heart rate and delivering a small electrical shock to the heart when an abnormal rhythm is detected.
But recent research
One out of three adults age 65 and older suffers a fall each year, and falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries among seniors, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“A fracture resulting from a fall can lead to blood clots, respiratory complications, pressure
Q. Can I get as good of a workout walking on a treadmill as I can walking on a sidewalk or trail?
A. The short answer is yes. Generally, you can burn about as many calories walking on a treadmill as you would walking outdoors.
However, you may have to increase