Exercise resources

Want to know how many calories you burn for different activities? Here's a list compiled from an authoritative source. You can get Exercise: A Guide from the National Institute on Aging for free by calling 800-222-2225 or at the National Institute on Aging Web site. A printed version, Fitness over Fifty: An Exercise Guide from the National Institute on Aging (Hatherleigh Press, 2003), is available in bookstores. The No Sweat Exercise Plan, written by Dr. Harvey Simon, a member of the Harvard Heart Letter editorial board, is published by McGraw Hill. You can read more about it on the Harvard Health Publications Web site. (Locked) More »

List of support groups

We've listed a number of national heart disease support groups at health.harvard.edu/heartgroup. If you know of others that should be on it, please let us know. (Locked) More »

Your heart disease risk

Several tools are available for estimating your risk of heart disease. These include the Framingham risk score, from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, or Your Disease Risk, published by the Harvard School of Public Health. (Locked) More »

Support groups with heart

Many support groups exist for those who've had heart surgery, arrythmia, or other heart problems, and they may provide some benefit. Here's how to find one in your area. (Locked) More »