Docs Should Check Up on Exercise Habits

Does your physician ask you about your personal exercise program as often as taking your blood pressure? The American Heart Association is strongly making that recommendation. A scientific statement from the organization says checking exercise habits should be as routine as measuring blood pressure. Expect this check-up will include questions about how often, how long, how intense, and what type of physical activity.

PositiveTip: Get ready to be asked about this "vital health measure" now. Exercise at least 30 minutes every day.