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.
Heart Health Tips
Learn about the conditions that affect your heart and the habits that can help prevent or manage them.
Exercise for a Healthy Heart
Keep your heart healthy and your weight down with regular exercise. Learn how to get started, what kind of exercises to do, and how to monitor your workouts.
Exercise Precautions for Heart Disease Patients
Learn more about safe exercise if you have heart disease.
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.
Exercise With Heart Disease: FAQ
Find out what kind of exercise is best if you have heart disease.
The Post-Quadruple-Bypass Workout
The top way for heart patients to heal faster? Just get moving.
The Baby Boomer Heart: Healing Fitness
If you're convinced that working out is only for the young and buff, there's something you should know. Mounting research shows that exercise does more than give you a better shape. It's a key way of protecting your heart.
Should You Buy a Heart Rate Monitor?
How to decide if this health tool is right for you.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 8 Habits That Are Bad for Your Heart
You want your heart to be strong and healthy. But are you making any of these mistakes? It’s time to get back on track!
Slideshow: 10 Smart Exercises for People With COPD
The more you exercise, the better you'll feel with COPD. Breathe easier with these 10 exercises.
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.
Slideshow: Best Flat Abs Moves for Men
Go from flabby to flat abs with the right moves and foods, including red meat. Our pictures show the best exercises for men who want a ripped midsection.