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Love Your Heart

A new Cleveland Clinic survey reveals that only 20 percent of Americans know how much exercise is recommended for a healthy heart. Discover what type of exercise is best for your heart. And get tips on heart-healthy living from experts on our blog.

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7 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Heart-Healthy

If home is where the heart is, shouldn’t every home be heart healthy? Easier said than done in U.S. homes today, where: Processed, high-fat, high-sugar foods are readily available Sedentary activities, such as TV watching and computer use, take time away from physical activities That’s a problem, since a low-fat, low-sugar, high-fiber diet and regular … Read More

Is Marathon Training Too Hard on Your Heart?

Marathons push the envelope of a human’s physical limitations. But can the strenuous training for this ultimate endurance test push a runner’s heart too hard? Outwardly healthy runners do on rare occasion collapse with unforeseen heart issues.  Should a middle-aged recreational runner worry about straining his heart when ramping up training for the big race? … Read More

Statins Plus Exercise Best for Your Heart Health

When it comes to cardiovascular health, following a healthy lifestyle is always important. That’s true even if you take cholesterol-lowering statins. Experts stress that statins, exercise and a heart-healthy diet are great partners in your efforts to improve and maintain heart health. Cardiologist Michael Rocco, MD, Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Stress Testing in Preventive Cardiology at … Read More

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Can Too Much Extreme Exercise Damage Your Heart?

Exercise is good for you, but some extreme athletes can push past healthy limits. A research paper showed that some endurance athletes who exercised at very high intensity over long periods of time have higher rates of heart problems than people who exercise more moderately. This new analysis of existing studies found that chronic extreme … Read More

Study: Vigorous Exercise May Help Heart Failure

A recent analysis of existing studies on patients with heart failure says that exercise helps patients deal with the disease, and that for certain patients, vigorous exercise can help even more. The benefits of exercise for people with heart failure are well known, but the focus on intense exercise is new. After reviewing the study, … Read More