HOW TO BY ALLISON THOMAS Getting better will involve getting active. HOW TO EXERCISE WITH A HEART CONDITION Everyone needs exercise-even if you've been diagnosed with a cardiac condition. We'll show you how to do it, safely 40 SU M M ER 2018 PHOTO AND ICONS BY GETTY IMAGES Exercise is one of the best prescriptions for good health. It can help you regulate weight and decrease blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Regular workouts may even help you think more clearly. But most of all, exercise works to keep your heart healthy by strengthening it, improving blood flow and making it better at using oxygen. But if you've recently been diagnosed with a heart condition-especially if you've had a heart attack-you might be nervous about getting started with exercise or overdoing it. With help from Gerald Fletcher, MD, a cardiologist and spokesman for the American Heart Association, we'll help you (safely) get moving again.