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Heart-Healthy Benefits of Exercise

Your Body Benefits from Your Hard Work

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  • MOMMAGOVE
    Hello,Im very new here at spark people and love the infomation and all the different sights to see and. hear. You mentioned in your artical about vigorous house keeping; I was asking my husband how do we mark that on our Fitness Page. I do get a good work out keeping house: or on laundry day??? is there a point system for thoses days or is that days I just count steeps????
    JUST A THINKING????
  • I walked at least 15 miles (sometimes more!) a week for almost a year and did not lose even one pound or feel any different. My weight remains the same 18-20 lbs over goal that it has been for over 6 years (ever since I quite Jazzercise which I had to do at least 5 days a week in order to stay at 120 lbs). The result of my walking program (and yes I wore proper cross trainer shoes--I am not an idiot) was that I developed a pinched nerve AND painful corns. Anybody got anything to say about that?
  • If you can't afford a stationary bike, here is a trainer for under $100 (first on the list) that you can put your back bike axle into. Great for winter time or just exercising while watching tv/reading anytime. http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/CategoryDispl
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  • I liked this article. It is encouraging information on how a healthy lifestyle can affect and prevent chronic illness such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
  • This is a good article. I used to be on meds for high blood pressure, 165/103. My blood pressure was checked on Monday and it was 114/71! And I haven't been on meds for over 3 years!
  • REMARAHAB
    My DH has type diabetes, wasn't too active before because of pain on walking.

    His oldest sister also has it and just had her foot amputated.

    DH somehow had missed the connection between diabetes and this type of problem.

    After back surgery, he took diet and exercise to heart, has eaten all the spark recipes and followed the spark diet with me. He still can't walk too far at one time, but rides his exercycle daily. At his last checkup, his doctor was elated at his A1C of 5.7!
  • MAGGIE101857
    Had my annual check-up yesterday and my blood pressure was down to 110/70! Weight decreased from last year, and my doc said " I wish all my patients were as healthy and fit as you!" I may not be at my goal weight yet, but I am definitely on the right track!!!
  • BLPAGAIN
    Good article and a great reminder of how the little things make a huge difference. I'm finding that out myself - just started the 10 minute Challenge and already I'm doing more, feeling better and seeing results - just in the 4th day! Thanks for the encouraging article!!
  • This morning I walked to the grocery store in the morning to get marked down groceries. By walking and not driving. I saved a few bucks and got in a 2 mile walk.
  • Timeless advice. Keep spreading the word.

    Let's not forget that regular exercise can prevent or lessen the effects of over 50% of chronic illness in those over the age of 65.

    Also improves self-esteem, confidence, decreases depression... the list goes on and on.

    If you cannot do the exercises listed here, chair exercise is an option for almost everyone.

    Stay strong,
    Anne Burnell
    Stronger Seniors
  • Timely for me article
  • I like this article. It makes sense
  • LEAN04
    Thanks for the article, I will exercise more with the hope of lowering my HBP, cause I'm not consistant with it, Thanks for the tips, plus I need too tone up after losing 46 pounds. Again thanks
  • I appreciate that this article basically is talking about ‘exercise for people who don’t like to exercise’ which is sooo me! And that’s what I’ve been trying to focus on…worry less about doing exercise and focus more on being ACTIVE. I now take the stairs alot, at work I walk the long way to the cofee machine and restroom. I now that’s it’s making a difference for me on the waistline. And as I get more active, scheduling ‘exercise’ (like zumba classes) is just now starting to become more a part of my routine. Thanks for helping validate that I'm on the right "active" path!
  • MARYBIB
    First you need to use spell check on the preview page - achieve - spelled incorrectly then correctly. Second, all the statistics are with the only change being exercise? No diet changes? I don't think so.

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