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How can strenuous exercise improve your heart function over time?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Like other: Muscles of the body, the heart is also capable of increasing it's efficiency. Remember it doesn't have to be only strenous exercise, any exercise is better than none.
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