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  • Cardiac bypass surgery, which creates a new route for blood flow when an artery is severely blocked, has saved countless lives. But it is only part of the solution. More …

  • Smoking is a deadly habit. Quitting is the best option, but avoid trading one bad habit for another by steering clear of cigarette alternatives. More …

  • When your exercise routine isn’t helping you meet your weight-loss or fitness goals, it can feel like your efforts just aren’t worth it. You might be working too little—or even too much—to be effective. More …

  • Colder weather makes comfort foods more appealing. Follow five tips for adding more flavor, fiber and vitamins to create healthier versions of favorite recipes. More …

  • Eating healthier doesn’t have to mean a total change in the dishes you love. There are tons of healthy food swaps that will keep all the flavor with less fat, fewer calories and more nutrients. You don’t have to throw away your favorite recipes—just tweak a few details. More …

  • Fall can be a very busy time, with getting kids back to school and preparing your yard for the winter. Instead of giving in to fast food temptations, you can eliminate stress and make a healthy meal ahead of time, using a slow cooker. More …

  • While it is generally known that fitter people tend to live longer, there’s also evidence linking fitness to survival after a first heart attack. According to research, patients with a high level of fitness during an initial stress test were 40 percent less likely to die within a year following their first heart attack, compared to patients with lower fitness levels. More …

  • Do your legs feel heavy, tired, painful or swollen? Have you noticed large, bulging (varicose) veins in your legs or changes in the skin? These may be signs of venous insufficiency — a condition that occurs when the blood flow through the veins is impaired. More …

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gardening qualifies as an effective form of exercise. Besides creating a beautiful outdoor space, you can burn up to 300 calories in just 30-45 minutes of gardening. Check out these six ways to intensify your routine. More …

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A 10-minute walk, 5 minutes on the stairs and 15 minutes of cleaning and vacuuming all count toward your goal of 30-minutes of daily exercise.