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Exercise is a very effective way to reduce risk factors
coronary artery disease (CAD) and
high cholesterol. Regular exercise:
Added benefits of regular exercise include:
To get and stay healthy, do activity at a level that is right for you—moderate or vigorous. Try to do:
It's fine to be active in blocks of 10 minutes or more
throughout your day and week.
Customize your exercise program
according to your fitness level, the health of your heart, and your personal
preferences. Aerobic exercise (brisk walking, jogging, swimming, bicycling,) is
Some people, especially those who have a history of CAD,
should discuss their exercise plans with their doctors before starting a
vigorous fitness program.
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology & Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
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