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What happens to the heart and blood vessels if you don't do any cardiovascular exercise?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Complicated

By lack of exercise, do you mean complete immobility? Also, what type of diet is the person consuming? Are they under a lot of stress? What is the family history? Many things contribute to good heart health.
Exercise is but one of them, constant low intensity activity without exercise can still keep someone's heart healthy with the right diet and well managed stress and sleep.

In brief: Complicated

By lack of exercise, do you mean complete immobility? Also, what type of diet is the person consuming? Are they under a lot of stress? What is the family history? Many things contribute to good heart health.
Exercise is but one of them, constant low intensity activity without exercise can still keep someone's heart healthy with the right diet and well managed stress and sleep.
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