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Exercise Can Reverse Heart Damage, Even at Middle-Age

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Exercise can reverse damage to sedentary, aging hearts and help prevent the risk of future heart failure — if it’s enough exercise and if it’s begun in time, according to a new study by cardiologists at UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources. The study appears in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association.

To reap the most benefit, the exercise regimen should begin by late middle age (before age 65), when the heart apparently retains some plasticity and ability to remodel itself, according to the findings by researchers at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine (IEEM).

The regimen included exercising four to five times a week, generally in 30-minute sessions, plus warm-up and cool-down. Said senior author Dr. Benjamin Levine, Director of the Institute and Professor of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern:



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I've got a pretty physical job now and honestly I've never felt better. I'm 36 and feel like I'm 20 again some days lol. Way better than sitting at a desk all day. 

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I need to exercise more. Can't wait to move into my new space :D Then all my stuff will be on hand to use again...

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