Home > Medical > Heart Health > Heart and exercise Heart and exercise All sections in Heart » About Heart » Children & Heart Disease » Congenital Heart Disease » Emergency Treatment » FAQs » Diet and your Heart » Health Tips » Heart and Exercise » Heart Attack » Heart Transplants » After a Heart Attack » Multimedia » Heart News » Obesity » Smoking & your Heart » Stress & your Heart » Tests & Procedures » The Heart in Space » Treatment » Women & Heart Disease Sudden Cardiac Death in athletes Every now and again a story makes the headlines of a healthy athlete suddenly collapsing and dying. What could be the cause and how can one exercise and stay heart-healthy? Exercise and heart disease If you already have heart disease, can you exercise? Will exercise help prevent you from developing heart disease in the first place? Get those life-saving facts right here. Walk with a goal in mind Walking improves blood pressure, tones the muscles, has many cardiovascular benefits and helps you get rid of some calories. So, what are you waiting for? Ask Cardiologist » Quiz Is your diet heart-healthy? » Quiz Could I have high cholesterol? » Subscribe Newsletters » Simple tips on keeping a healthy heart 7 steps to a healthier heart To train or not to train? Exercise is supposed to be good for us. But when is it time to take a rest? Put your heart into it Exercise is as necessary for a happy heart as good old-fashioned romance. Here’s why, says Lauren Seton-Smith from Shape magazine. Keep your heart pumping! The heart is one of the most important muscles in the body and one of the best ways to keep it healthy is by exercising regularly. Exercise: warming up A warming up period of five minutes should always precede any form of physical activity. This prevents stiff muscles, and ensures that your pulse and breathing rates are increased. Check your heart rate This new tool will help you calculate your target heart rate. Check it out! load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.