Workout can benefit even fragile hearts

April 7, 2009 New research in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds aerobic exercise is safe and helps patients feel better.

Researchers at Duke University tracked more than 2,300 heart failure patients.

Those who exercised regularly reduced their odds for hospitalization and premature death.

According to doctors, those same patients who regularly exercised by waking outside, using a treadmill or riding a stationary bike also improved their endurance.

Researchers say physical activity gets the heart pumping and that a workout can benefit even fragile hearts.

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