Exercise & Heart Health


Heart disease is Australia’s biggest killer. Whilst some of the incidence of heart disease is genetic (or just bad luck!), lifestyle plays a huge role in keeping your heart healthy. Your heart is a muscle, and just like the other muscles in your body, it gets stronger when you exercise it! Staying active is one of the best ways to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of developing a cardiovascular condition in the future.

One Australian has a heart attack or stroke every four minutes

Exercising can help manage high blood pressure

More than 80% of strokes can be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle


Stroke Factsheet

Stroke Factsheet

Learn how exercise can help you recover after a stroke

Hypertension Factsheet

Hypertension Factsheet

Being active can help manage your blood pressure

Exercise for Cardiovascular Disease

Exercise for Cardiovascular Disease

Learn how to reduce your risk of Australia’s biggest killer

Expert Panel

Expert Panel

Hear from a cardiac exercise physiologist and experts from the heart foundation

Jon’s Story

Jon had a stroke in the early 2000s. Exercise has helped him to feel more confident in his body and he is now able to do things he wasn’t sure he’d ever be able to do again.

Naveen’s Story

Naveen developed high blood pressure and with a family history of heart disease, he knew he had to do something. Since seeing an exercise physiologist he has reduced blood pressure medication and is no longer at a high risk of heart disease.

Annette’s Story

Exercise has helped Annette manage her blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Working with her exercise physiologist has also decreased the risk and frequency of falls and given her confidence.

Three ways you can protect your heart this Exercise Right Week

This year, Exercise Right is proud to partner with the Heart Foundation. Together we want to work together towards keeping Aussie hearts healthy. Did you know that one Australian has a heart attack or stroke every 4 minutes? You have the power to change this statistic by taking action this Exercise Right Week.

Heart Age Calculator

Do you know your heart age? Better understand your risk of heart attack or stroke by taking the Heart Age Calculator.

Heart Foundation Walking

Walking is accessible and free! Join a Heart Foundation Walking Group or sign up for your free 6-week Personal Walking Plan.

Heart Health Check

If you're over the age of 45, or 30 for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, speak to your GP about a Heart Health Check.


An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is uniquely qualified to help those living with heart conditions, or recovering from a heart attack or stroke, to exercise safely and effectively.