The extent of damage sustained by the heart during an MI depends on the severity and location of the blockage, and the speed at which medical treatment is received. Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent atherosclerosis, and to lower the risk for developing a heart attack.
Researchers stress need for research to find better interventions, treatments, to lower future spending
Build biceps and triceps by using hand weights.
Build muscle support for your spine by swimming.
Increase your upper-body flexibility by playing a weekly game of golf.
Play tennis or basketball to train your muscles for explosive movement and to develop concentration and upper-body flexibility.
When you work out on strength-training equipment, keep your heart rate in the training range.
Do anaerobic training to build your endurance and power.
Get a little exercise while you're relaxing. Take a recreational bicycle ride or swim with your children to tone muscles.