Today in Health News
Don't Let Burns Mar Your Holidays
 
You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.
 
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.
 
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
 
Health Tip of the Day

Exercising to Protect the Heart

For the physically fit, vigorous exercise seems to offer more protection against heart disease than low-intensity exercise. But for people who do not exercise regularly and are out of shape, engaging in moderate exercise also can provide protection, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). The more vigorously you think that you exercise, regardless of whether that activity level meets exercise recommendations, the lower your risk for heart disease, an AHA study says. Health experts recommend 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity five to seven days a week. Be sure to check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.