Heart-Healthy Exercises Directory
One of the many benefits of regular exercise is that it helps prevent heart disease. Aerobic activities increase heart rate, strengthen the heart muscle, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reduce stress, and improve circulation, all of which are good for your heart. Exercise improves the heart function in other ways as well. If you have heart disease, your doctor can help you determine which exercises are right for you. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how exercise helps the heart, which exercises are best, and much more.
Exercise for a Healthy Heart
Exercise with heart disease? Adding workouts to your routine may be very helpful to your heart.
Your Heart Rate
Your heart rate is an important number to know. How do you measure it? What should it be during exercise? The answers lie ahead.
Heart Failure Exercise Log
An exercise log for people with heart failure. Check with your doctor before beginning an exercise program.
Encouraging Safe Exercise in a Heart Disease Patient
Exercise can be very important for someone with heart disease. Learn how you can encourage safe exercise.
5 Steps to a Healthier Heart
Watching your weight is a good place to start for a healthier heart, but there's plenty more you can do.
What Does Your Waistline Have to Do With Heart Disease?
Heart disease risk can depend on your weight and where you wear it. Here’s what you can do.
Kick It Up With Cardio Exercise
Exercise experts, including fitness maven Denise Austin, answer cardio questions for WebMD, so you can make the most of your muscle burn.
Managing Your Condition With Exercise
What if someone told you that a thinner, healthier, and longer life was within your grasp? Sound too good to be true? According to a wealth of research, exercise is the silver bullet for a better quality of life.
Diet or Exercise for Heart Health?
Diet and exercise are both important for heart health, but which matters more?
What Are the Best Exercises for My Heart?
How to tell if your workout really works helps, from intensity to timing.
What Habits Can I Fit Into My Day?
Learn how to make heart-healthy foods and workouts part of your daily routine.
Slideshows & Images
10 Ways to De-Stress and Revitalize
10 Ways to Revitalize Your Life
Learn easy ways to fight fatigue, bloating, and stress so you can regain energy. Exercising, a diet with fiber, and more are among top tips in this WebMD slideshow.
Get a Green Workout
Make your fitness routine more green and eco-friendly with workout tips from this WebMD slideshow.
Top Muscle-Building Moves for Men
Want bulging biceps and a bigger chest? This WebMD slideshow shows men how to get buff with just two efficient workouts each week.