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Parkersburg, WV
A 50-year-old female asked:

I read that older ppl should eat healthy and not exercise because it's hard on their heart, is that true? i'm 50 w/diastolic dysfunction. tyvm

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Exercise: At any age can be beneficial. Please see your doc to be cleared to exercise and then a fitness trainer at a local gym. He/she will created a program for you. Even brisk walking can be very helpful. Use earphones if you get bored. Peace and good health.
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Last updated Jun 19, 2017


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