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    It's Never Too Late
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    Joe Piscatella posted:
    A very interesting recent study suggests that cardiovascular fitness can be reclaimed, even after years of decline. The group of men in the study were first examined 30 years ago. At that time, these men demonstrated an above-average level of cardiovascular fitness. But, not surprisingly, the men became less physically active over time. Their cardiovascular fitness eroded and their body fatness increased.

    For six month months, researchers had them exercising in a training routine that included walking, jogging and cycling. By the end of the study, they were exercising pretty rigorously for about 4.5 hours a week. Measurement of their aerobic capacity showed that 100% of the cardiovascular decline that had taken place over 30 years had been reversed. The men returned to the same level of cardiovascular fitness they had enjoyed three decades earlier.

    The bottom line: if you've fallen away from regular exercise, it's never too late to get back in the game. Your heart, lungs & waist will thank you!


    Has anyone h this sam type of experience?
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    James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
    I think this is a great message.


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