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Exercise May Be Best Choice for Depressed Coronary Heart Disease Patients

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A recent literature review found that for coronary heart disease patients with co-occurring depression, exercise may be a more effective tool for managing depression than antidepressants, psychotherapy, combined psychotherapy and antidepressants, and collaborative care. Study author Dr. Frank Doyle explains, “Our findings further highlight the clinical importance of exercise as a treatment as we see that it improves not only depression, but also other important aspects of heart disease, such as lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, in these patients.” Psychosomatic ...

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Easy Ways to Prevent Exercise Injury

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To reduce one’s risk for getting hurt when starting an exercise program, experts recommend the following: get a routine physical, hire a personal trainer, start slowly and increase gradually, warm up before exercise, wear appropriate clothing, and listen to your body. VerywellFit, April 2021

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Age Should Not Be a Barrier to Keeping Fit

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According to researchers, the belief that it takes longer for muscles to recover from working out as you age is based on little, if any, evidence. In fact, researcher Dr. John Fernandes notes, “[More] than half of the available studies have noted that older males experience similar, and even less severe, symptoms of muscle damage than their younger counterparts.” Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, April 2021

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Sedentary Behavior Linked to COPD

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease that makes breathing difficult, and it is a leading cause of death in the United States. An analysis of data from the Chronic Disease and Lifestyle Population Survey in Sichuan Province of China identified an association between the amount of time an individual spends engaged in sedentary behaviors and an elevated risk for COPD. Medicine, May 2021

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Try Burpees

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A burpee is a calisthenics exercise that involves performing a push up followed by a jump squat that serves as an excellent way to build strength and endurance in both the upper and lower body. When performing multiple reps and sets, it can also serve as a cardiovascular exercise. Healthline, April 2021

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