(HealthDay News) -- Cardiac rehabilitation may be just what the doctor ordered if you have heart problems and need to improve your health and well-being.

The U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute says cardiac rehab may help by:

  • Reducing the risk of another heart attack or stroke.
  • Reducing the risk of a subsequent heart-related hospital stay.
  • Helping manage risk factors for heart disease, including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
  • Promoting healthier lifestyle changes, such as getting regular exercise and eating a healthier diet.
  • Helping improve overall health and quality of life.