(FatCamera/E+, Getty Images) Lea en español It can literally be as easy as a walk in the park. Just 30 minutes of movement – anything that gets your heart beating faster – five times a week is all it takes to meet federal guidelines for physical activity. In fact, the goal is 150 minutes a…

(monkeybusinessimages/iStock, Getty Images) As the days get longer and the temperature rises, summer is an ideal time to enjoy outdoor activities. Following some simple advice can increase the odds you’ll surf through the season without so much as a sunburn. Mind the latest pandemic rules The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its…

If mangoes could be any more of a nutritional hero, they might need to wear capes. The luscious, sweet tropical fruits are packed with so many vitamins and minerals they are great for our hearts, skin, eyes, and digestive and immune systems. Packing more than 20 vitamins and minerals, including high doses of vitamins A…

(skynesher/E+, Getty Images) Doctors should encourage otherwise healthy adults with slightly elevated blood pressure or cholesterol to sit less and move more to improve heart health, according to a new report. The American Heart Association scientific statement suggests doctors write exercise “prescriptions” for people with mildly to moderately high blood pressure and cholesterol. The prescriptions…

(Instants/E+, Getty Images) Harmful secondhand tobacco smoke remains more widespread than most people think, experts say, and exposure is particularly high for children, Black adults and people living below the poverty line. One of the biggest hurdles is smokers often underestimate the levels of exposure and the effects on nonsmokers’ lungs, hearts and brains. “There’s…

(zhikun sun/iStock, Getty Images) Lea en español Many people know too much salt in their diet is a bad thing. Not nearly as many know exactly why. “They’re surprised at the degree to which it can affect them,” said Dr. Cheryl Laffer, a professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. “And at the…

(PeopleImages/E+, Getty Images) Young adults with depression or anxiety may be more likely to have lower levels of cardiovascular health, new research shows. Adults ages 18-34 who have moderate to severe anxiety or depression were more likely to smoke and have excess weight, and were less likely to get adequate exercise, according to the findings…

(Fat Camera/E+, Getty Images) Hispanic adults who experience perceived discrimination are more likely to have changes in the structure of their heart that may lead to cardiovascular disease, according to new research. In the past, scientists have uncovered possible links between discrimination and cardiovascular disease, including higher blood pressure in African Americans. In the new…

(Stephen Simpson/Stone, Getty Images) Children with obstructive sleep apnea who don’t outgrow it by adolescence have nearly three times the risk of high blood pressure as teens compared to those without the breathing issue, a new long-term study shows. But children whose sleep apnea disappears in adolescence don’t have any increased risk, the study found….

(athima tongloom/Moment, Getty Images) Taking more steps each day may help you live longer, whether those steps occur in short bursts throughout the day or all at once, new research finds. The preliminary research will be presented Friday at the American Heart Association’s virtual Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle & Cardiometabolic Health Conference. “With the help of…