Regular exercise takes off years of laziness, study finds

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A little regular exercise can take away the years of damage people have done by sitting around and doing nothing, researchers reported Monday.

They found a two-year program roughly following the American Heart Association's exercise guidelines helped a pack of middle-aged couch potatoes tune up their hearts and lower their risk of heart failure.

And the loafers liked it, or at least most of them did.

"I feel younger every day," said Lisa Ashworth, a 55-year-old pharmacy specialist from Dallas who completed the trial and who says she's now committed to regular exercise.

 

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