Women's Heart Advisor January 2015 Issue

Regular Physical Activity Lowers Heart-Disease Risk

A brisk walk is a simple, effective way to boost heart health. It gives the heart muscle a workout and helps with weight control, too.

Regular Physical Activity Lowers Heart-Disease Risk

Exercise can help prevent heart failure

Itís no secret that people who are physically active tend to have healthier hearts than those who are not. Regular physical activity can help control blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, diabetes, systemic inflammation and other risk factors that lead to coronary artery disease. Now, we have evidence that regular exercise also helps prevent healthy people from developing heart failure and reduces atrial fibrillation in overweight, postmenopausal women.

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