Heart Health

How does exercise benefit heart health in women?

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  • For women, regular exercise helps prevent heart attacks and strokes. It can also help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week to improve overall cardiovascular health. An easy goal to remember is 30 minutes per day, five times per week.
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    Women who walk or do other exercise daily experience less cardiovascular aging. They have fewer heart attacks and strokes, lower blood pressure, and higher blood levels of heart-protective high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. The heart-healthy benefits of being physically active add up fast. In as little as 90 days, doctors can actually measure the age-reducing effects of regular exercise.

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