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To lower heart risk, pump up your exercise efforts

February 1, 2023

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To improve heart health, increasing the volume or intensity of your exercise helps — and boosting both is even better, new research suggests.

The study, published Dec. 7, 2022, in the European Heart Journal, included more than 88,000 adults ages 40 to 69 who were free of heart disease. For a week, the participants wore wrist activity trackers, which are particularly good for capturing sporadic bouts of differing intensity during the day.

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Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter

Julie Corliss is the executive editor of the Harvard Heart Letter. Before working at Harvard, she was a medical writer and editor at HealthNews, a consumer newsletter affiliated with The New England Journal of Medicine. She … See Full Bio
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