Exercise and your arteries

Published: June, 2006

More than 300 years ago, the great English physician Thomas Sydenham observed, "A man is as old as his arteries." It's as true today as it was then. And in a 21st-century update on 17th-century wisdom, we might add that your health is only as good as your arteries, since these blood vessels carry vital oxygen-rich blood to all your body's tissues.

Today we also know that regular exercise is one of the best ways to maintain artery health.

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