Fitness: Increasing Core Stability

Fitness: Increasing Core Stability Introduction Increasing your core stability means making the muscles of your trunk stronger to keep your spine and body stable. This helps you stay balanced when you move. Core stability benefits everyone, from older people to top...

Physical Therapy

Top of the page Physical Therapy Topic Overview What is physical therapy? Physical therapy is a type of treatment you may need when health problems make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. It helps you move better and may relieve pain. It also helps improve...

Heart Health: Walking for a Healthy Heart

Heart Health: Walking for a Healthy Heart Introduction Walking is a form of aerobic exercise and is one of the easiest ways to increase your physical activity and improve your health. Physical activity increases your heart rate, strengthens your heart, and increases...

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Weight and Resistance Training

Top of the page Cardiac Rehabilitation: Weight and Resistance Training Topic Overview Resistance training with weights, elastic bands, or your own body weight may help you regain the physical strength and confidence to do the daily tasks you performed before your...

Fitness: Using a Pedometer or Step Counter

Fitness: Using a Pedometer or Step Counter Introduction Experts say that to stay fit it is important to be physically active for at least 2½ hours a week. Walking is one of the best things you can do to be more active. You don’t have to do your walking all at...
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