Heart Health

Heart and exercise


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?

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.

Taking the plunge for your heart

Valentine’s Day might all be about getting your heart pumping but the truth is, the slower your heart beats, the healthier it is.

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?

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.

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