Features January 2016 Issue

How Much Can Exercise Prevent Heart Failure?

More intense exercise, such as skiing, requires less time to give your heart a good workout. Leisurely exercise demands more time to gain similar benefits.

How Much Can Exercise Prevent Heart Failure?

A weakened heart can sometimes grow stronger through exercise, but are you doing enough to keep your heart pumping strongly?

Hearts take a beating over time. If you've had a heart attack, your heart is particularly exhausted, and at much higher risk for heart failure or coronary artery disease. Exercise, most doctors will tell you, is key in keeping a strong and durable heart. But you probably need more than you think.

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