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These Workouts Can Improve Your Heart Health

Millard, E. (2021, November 20). These Workouts Can Improve Your Heart Health. Health Central. https://www.healthcentral.com/article/workouts-blood-pressure-cholesterol?ic=6060

Heart disease isn’t a one-size-fits-all diagnosis. Rather, this collection of conditions expresses itself in different ways. For instance, you could have heart valves that dysfunction, hypertension, or dyslipidemia. No matter what your heart issue one thing is certain: Exercise should be on the top of your list because its benefits are wide-ranging. Many experts note that all activity is good activity—as long as you check with your doctor first—but each type of fitness does have specific advantages. Here’s a look at what to consider based on your goals.

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