Exercise not only burns calories, it can also help your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Your heart will thank you, too. Active people are less likely to get heart disease than people who are sedentary. Talk to your doctor before beginning an exercise routine.
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What I will offer is this: don"t assume that you will not be affected. My father is 64 and he has been healthy his whole life. Last year - almost a year to the day - he had a heart attack. Both he and I have turned our lives around. We take Plavix, Lipitor, Lopressor, and a low-dose aspirin. Both of us have lost weight, I have quit smoking and we both exercise regularly and eat healthy. I was 33 years old... thirty-three... and I took a ride in an ambulance and was told to "call my family because you might not make it". If that's not enough to wake up, nothing is."
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