published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that keeping a food diary may double your weight loss efforts.
Register for a free SparkPeople account & make losing weight easier!
Dining Out Guide
Motivation to Move
Strength & Toning
Get Back on Track
Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness Options:
Cold & Flu
High Blood Pressure
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Pregnancy & Postpartum
Lifestyle Center Options:
Beauty & Style
Fitness & Apparel
Access hundreds of thousands of recipes that are healthy and easy to make. Get full nutrition info for every recipe and track with one click!
Today's Featured Recipe:
Crescent Roll Taco Pizza
Member Comments for the Article:
Heart-Healthy Benefits of Exercise
Your Body Benefits from Your Hard Work
Leave a Comment
Return to Article
Great benefits of exercise!
Excellent article. I keep water, sneakers in the car for unscheduled exercise opportunities!
Great ideas for adding adtivity to your day to get that heart pumping.
Since returning to SP I have been meeting my goal of 30+ min. of active movement every day. My blood pressure has come down & I can't wait to see what it has done for my Cholesterol. Feeling great! I do half in walking & half in pedaling while watching TV.
My blood pressure is too low, 80/60 if I add salt it raises to 100/65,pharmacy said yesterday at heart health visit need to raise it to 120/80 immediately. When I go to the gym the top number does not go up at all but the bottom number does. I was told yesterday to eat lots of salty foods and add lots of salt to my diet to raise it up soon.This means my heart is trying to pump more and not getting anywhere. I was advised to only do light intensity exercise as I am at a extreme risk for heart attack or stroke and I have blood clots in my lungs from a problem with the arteries in my legs. My Dr. said it was a problem with veins,not so. My Dr. told me to continue to exercise at the gym. I was told yesterday if I continue I will get a heart attack or stroke at the gym. My good cholesterol is too low from eating too many low/fat no fat foods,so I need to eat more fat. My levels of bad fat is good,but not enough healthy fat for my organs and brain to function normal. I was advised to eat cheese daily to help raise my fat as well as walnuts,salmon,olive and canola oil.The oil I use anyway and also use margarine with no trans fat made with olive/canola oil combination. All other kinds of margarine with other oils are very bad for your health. So, you can have "too much of a good thing".
I keep wanting to take out my Dad's old push mower but I keep getting shot down!! Too bad the thing weighs a ton (not literally) and is mostly cast steel,
It is so good to refresh my memory through these articles after being away from Spark People for a couple years. Thank you for the research it takes to advise us.
great tips thanks love the workouts tips to do while watching TV i have now made it a habit yo parking away from the store when possible . weather and time of fay are considered .
This is a great column! Thanks.
Hi new here, but love this article i. hope SP works for me as i see it has for so many
I'd like citations for the info and research studies in this article. Could you please post the specific citations from the article. Thx!
Exercise definitely does my heart good, and my body and my spirit.
What type of phone has a pedometer app? What is the name of the app? This is a very cool idea!
Leave a comment
to leave a comment.