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Physical Activity for a Healthier Heart - VHL HealthSheet #82084_VA
You may wonder how you can improve the health of your heart. If you’re thinking about exercise, you’re on the right track. You don’t need to become an athlete, but you do need a certain amount of brisk exercise.
Aerobic Activity for a Healthy Heart - VHL HealthSheet #82041_VA
Exercise is a lot more than an energy booster and a stress reliever. It also strengthens your heart muscle, lowers your blood pressure and blood cholesterol, and burns calories.
Physical Activity Safety - VHL HealthSheet #82083_VA
If you feel safe and comfortable while exercising, you are more likely to stick with your exercise program.
Physical Activity: Why Fitness Matters - VHL HealthSheet #85139_VA
Fitness reduces your risk for high blood pressure, as well as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
Physical Activity: Getting the Most from Your Minutes - VHL HealthSheet #85147_VA
Your exercise goal is a total of 30 minutes on most days. Be sure you’re getting the most from your time spent being active. You’re working your heart and lungs. Try adding a few activities for other muscles in your body, too.
Physical Activity: Measuring Your Pace - VHL HealthSheet #85151_VA
Getting your heart to work at the right pace means you’ll develop better aerobic endurance. A stronger heart can pump more oxygen to your muscles. Then you don’t tire as quickly during your hobbies, sports, or daily activities.
Walking for Fitness - VHL HealthSheet #87916_VA
Fitness walking has something for everyone, even people who are already fit. Walking is one of the safest ways to condition your body aerobically. It can boost energy, help you lose weight, and reduce stress.
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