Are you a couch potato? If you’re like most Americans, you probably spend too much time sitting: at your desk, in your car, on your couch. But extended periods of sitting lead to a sedentary lifestyle that’s bad for the heart. Without regular exercise, the heart muscle stiffens and becomes less flexible, which leads to less efficient blood pumping and potentially heart failure.

However, a program of intense exercise can reverse the stiffening effects of being a couch potato. A mix of strength training, high intensity interval training, and moderate intensity exercise such as swimming, biking, or walking can improve blood flow and restore elasticity to the heart.

When’s the best time to start such a program? That’s easy — now!


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