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 Learn more about heart healthy exercise with the latest information and medical advice on the best ways to exercise for heart health and when to take it easy. 'Self-care is not selfish' – how stress from work, home can harm women's hearts A number of studies have concluded that if women expect to continue to take care of their loved ones, they must first take care of themselves. Is yoga heart-healthy? It's no stretch to see benefits Yoga may help put the brakes on the body's stress response by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, or the 'rest and digest' system, through deep breathing and relaxation. 'Extreme' exercise no danger to middle-aged hearts It has been questioned whether extreme exercise could be harmful, because some very active athletes have high levels of coronary artery calcification (CAC). Take the stairs: An 'exercise snack' can do wonders for your heart and lungs A recent study found that short sessions of intense stair climbing spaced throughout the day can improve cardiorespiratory fitness. 'Exergaming' gets kids off the couch 'Exergaming' allows participants to get physically active while playing video games. Americans sitting more than ever, and tech Is to blame A new study recorded a dramatic increase for all age groups when looking into computer use outside school or work. Is long-distance running good for the heart? Studies have suggested that when marathoners get heart disease, they may be able to weather it better than non-runners. Even the smallest fitness gains could help you reduce the risk of a heart attack The risk of a heart attack and other heart conditions steadily decline when there is an increase in cardiorespiratory fitness, a new study shoes. Even 2-minute walks can add up to huge benefits for long-term health Doctors hope that exercise will seem less daunting to people if everyone adopts the mindset that any physical activity is helpful. Walking linked to lower heart failure in older women A recent study found that the amount of activity, more than the effort required, was the key for preventing heart failure in senior women. load more From our sponsor 3 symptoms of an acute heart failure episode! 5 lifestyle changes to help manage heart failure!