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Heart-Healthy Benefits of Exercise

Your Body Benefits from Your Hard Work

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  • 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 . - 10/29/2014 11:23:55 PM
  • This is a great column! Thanks. - 6/17/2014 7:08:08 AM
  • FAITHY2000
    Hi new here, but love this article i. hope SP works for me as i see it has for so many - 10/28/2013 9:10:37 PM
  • ANNETTELDAVIS
    I'd like citations for the info and research studies in this article. Could you please post the specific citations from the article. Thx! - 8/18/2013 1:12:48 AM
  • BJMOLNAR
    Exercise definitely does my heart good, and my body and my spirit. - 5/6/2013 11:00:17 AM
  • What type of phone has a pedometer app? What is the name of the app? This is a very cool idea! - 2/5/2013 11:36:34 PM
  • This article is so right on! After many months of inactivity (a new job that was very stressful and sedentary), I suddenly started seeing a frightening trend in that my ankles would be horrifically swollen at the end of the day. It made me feel so OLD!!! (I am 47, but STILL!)

    I did three things: got back on track with SP, got back to drinking 8 glasses of water a day, and set my pedometer app on my phone to 6000 steps. Drinking the water made my bladder tell me to get up :) and I'd take the absolute LONGEST route I could to the bathroom -- down two floors -- and then take the LONGEST way back -- outside and around the building! Since Thanksgiving I've lost 15 pounds, and the swollen ankles are a thing of the past! Once I feel very comfortable with 6000 steps, I'll up it to 7000 with an ultimate goal of 10000 steps a day; I read somewhere that that is ideally what you want for optimal health. But I've seen GREAT results at just 6000 (about 2.6 miles total). Just walk! - 2/5/2013 7:56:21 PM
  • my doctor warned me at my last physical that i needed to watch my blood pressure. it was still normal but it was on the high side of normal and it wouldnt take much to get it out of the normal range. so i started working out every day doing something and not putting salt on my food since everything has enough salt. i just had my blood pressure tested last week and i was perfectly normal. right where i should be for my age and weight. my doctor asked what i did different and i told her and she told me to just keep it up and as i drop weight my blood pressure will go down even further. - 2/5/2013 3:25:51 PM
  • This article is so "right on!" After one year at Curves my blood pressure is down, my glucose is so improved I have moved from "diabetic" to "pre-diabetic" and I am off the cholesterol medication. Also had my best bone scan of my life! And lost 23 lbs.
    Yeah! - 2/5/2013 10:57:24 AM
  • Hi I am Alfonso Miranda, I have high blood presure and I would like to know what is the best exercise for people like me. - 1/31/2013 9:43:29 PM
  • Hi I'm fairly new to sp but wanted to say love advice and info given. Also is there a section to track BP - 1/14/2013 12:33:57 PM
  • Dragonracer56 you are a motivator!! Thanks for sharing and I hope you've joined out team at goal and maintaing!! Great people on our team who care and keep us where we want to be!!
    Keep up the good work!! : )
    ginny - 10/15/2012 12:47:32 PM
  • DRAGONRACER56
    hi to all of u. I am 56 years old i can honestly say since i have stepped up my activities this year I have lost 31 pounds since christmas. I have taken up training with the dragon boat team (two hours a week) and I work at least 5 to 6 days a week (5 to 6 hours a day)and I also walk 5kms a (48 mins) day.and I hike sometimes two to three times a week and ride my bike three to four times a week. I have watched my eating habits and I do not over eat and do not eat past 6pm. sometimes i enjoy a beer clamato after a walking in the evening. I eat alot of natural foods such as fruits and veggies and stayed away from potatoes and bread and sugars, except what comes from fruit and veggies.I will eat whole grain wraps stuffed with vegs and lean chicken that has the skin off and baked. stay away from fried food. i found that just stepping up your activities is the key to staying healthy and fit, anyone can do it,but they have to start out slow, go ask your doctor before starting any type of training. Stay safe and have fun and enjoy your life being active. - 8/24/2012 11:30:06 AM
  • My total cholesterol dropped 30 points since I started sparking 2 months ago! It's gotta be the healthy diet and exercise. Lord may I never go back! - 5/29/2012 8:50:48 AM
  • Oops! I can't read. Sorry about the question! Ignore! - 4/17/2012 12:47:14 PM

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