How Aerobic Activity Lowers Cardiac Risk (Video)

Exercise: A powerful prescription for heart health

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Decades of research have shown that regular exercise — especially aerobic exercise like walking, running and swimming — promotes heart health. Even in patients with fairly advanced heart disease, exercise provides significant benefits, including prolonged life and a reduced risk of heart complications.

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In this video, I share insights about how much exercise is the right amount. You will also learn how gradually increasing your exercise level over time can result in a “dose response” — meaning the more you exercise, the greater the benefits will be.

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Steven Nissen, MD

Steven Nissen, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. In 2007, TIME Magazine named him “one of the 100 most influential people in the world.”
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