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Exercising for Your Heart – in the New Year and Beyond

ExerciseBy Leslie Cho, MD

Every New Year’s, millions of Americans make a resolution to exercise. In January, they buy gym memberships, new treadmills and bicycles. By February, those resolutions are often distant memories. As a person who would rather read a book than exercise, I can totally relate. But as a cardiologist, I know the tremendous amount of benefit that exercise can have.

Regular exercise can lower blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugars and weight. In addition, it lowers your risk of coronary artery disease, heart attacks, strokes and dying. It’s really discouraging that most Americans do not get regular exercise. Also, many who are exercising aren't doing it effectively to lower their cardiovascular risk. Continue article on U.S. News and World Report.