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How Exercise Combats Heart Problems, Alzheimer's and Cancer

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  • Exercise lowers your risk of a hard-to-treat form of heart failure by 11 percent to 19 percent
  • Being obese may carry the same risk of heart disease as being inactive
  • A walking program led to improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness, which in turn was associated with improved memory in people with early Alzheimer’s
  • Breast-cancer survivors who exercised regularly reduced their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 percent compared to those who didn’t exercise

By Dr. Mercola

Nearly 80 percent of Americans do not get the recommended amount of aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity recommended for optimal health.


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