Skip to Content

Health Tip: Get Active

-- Healthy adults should get 150 minutes of moderate exercise or more each week, the American Heart Association suggests.

Regular exercise can help improve your quality of life, the AHA says, and also may:

  • Help relieve tension, anxiety, depression and anger.
  • Reduce your risk for developing chronic health problems, such as cardiovascular disease.
  • Improve blood cholesterol levels.
  • Prevent and manage high blood pressure.
  • Prevent bone loss.
  • Boost overall energy.
  • Help you fall asleep faster.

© 2020 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Posted: July 2018

Read this next

Five Ways to Reduce Your Stroke Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2020 -- Strokes can happen any time, anywhere and at any age, which is why it's important to know how to reduce your risk, says the American Stroke...

AHA News: Can Video Games Help You Level Up Your Health?

By Michael Merschel American Heart Association News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- You might assume that portraying video games as bad for your...

Spouses Share a Lot – Including Heart Health, Study Shows

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 -- Many married couples or domestic partners share a lot: the same house, bills, pets and maybe children. A new study found they often also share the same...