Aerobic Exercise and Weight Training Best for Those at Risk of Heart Disease

Research shows a combination workout plan is especially helpful if youre overweight.

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If youre at risk for heart disease or diabetes, youre better off with an exercise regimen that includes both aerobic activity and weight training. Thats according to a study published in the July 7 online issue of the American Journal of Cardiology (AJC). Researchers found that overweight patients at risk of heart disease and/or diabetes saw a significant reduction in their weight, waistline and diastolic blood pressure when they participated in a program of weight training three days a week and two hours of aerobics exercise per week.
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