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Can I lower my risk of heart disease if I start exercising when I'm older?

In general, it is never too late to start exercising. However, you should be careful not to overdo it, especially if you are older and have not been exercising regularly for a long time. Talk to your doctor before starting a new workout to make sure it's okay. You want to make sure there are no health or safety concerns. Your doctor can assess your specific situation and give you advice about how, or whether, to proceed.

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