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Are you having a hard time coping? Feel like you've lost control over your finances, family duties or other important areas of your life? Depressed? If stress and emotional distress have become a way of life (instead of short-term and temporary), you may be setting yourself up for heart disease...

The good news about high blood pressure: You can usually get it under control. In fact, with some lifestyle changes, you could be rid of it altogether. The very bad news: if it stays high, it can be life-threatening. The other bit of bad news is that you may have absolutely no idea you have it....

By Janis Jibrin, M.S., R.D., and Tracy Gensler, M.S., R.D.

 

Step Five: Balance your daily fat intake ("polys," "monos" & "Sats")
Step Six: Go with lean protein.
Step Seven: Take in at least two dairy servings daily
Step Eight: Set a daily "treat"...


Cardio (Aerobic) Exercises

 

These are the exercises that raise your heart rate and improve lung capacity and endurance. The choices are virtually limitless, but here are a few to get you started:

Biking (outdoors or on an exercise bike) Walking briskly Jogging Jog-...

Here’s a plan you can dive right into, no matter what your current level. For examples of cardio and strength exercises, see our suggestions. Here’s how it works:

 

Week 0: Take a week to record your usual amount of exercise. If you exercise on average less than 20 minutes per...

If you’ve gone through this eight-week program, give yourself a very big hand! I’m sure you’ve seen significant changes in endurance and strength, and maybe even to your body. Even if you haven’t lost weight, you probably look more toned and defined.

 

Don’t stop now!...

What does your heart, immune system, body weight and your mood have in common? They all need exercise to stay in tip-top shape. Exercise plays a role in keeping your entire body healthy. And it’s never too late to begin—benefits start immediately!

 

To get in shape, you don...

He was playing his saxophone in the Birmingham Alabama church orchestra when the first signs of trouble developed: a pulsating jaw and intermittent back pain. A little while later, sitting in the passenger seat of his car, a cold clammy sweat broke out and his arm started tingling. “I...

Exercise intensity is a reflection of how hard your heart, lungs and muscles are working. It’s also about how hard you perceive the exercise to be. For instance, walking a treadmill at 3.8 miles per hour might feel incredibly hard to a person who is very out of shape; he might huff and puff...

If you have coronary heart disease (CHD) in which the arteries leading to the heart have narrowed, another form of heart disease, or have had a heart attack, you might feel a little skittish about exercise. Could it strain your heart too much? “It’s a legitimate concern; I suggest talking to...

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