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If exercise increases your heart rate, why is this good for your heart instead of hurting it from the extra strain?

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Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Conditioning

Exercise improves the efficiency (conditioning) of both the muscle of the heart (myocardium) as well as the muscles of the rest of your body.
You also improve lung capacity and your metabolism in general, improving ALL risk factors for heart disease including: hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, obesity and sedentary lifestyle. It may also help in quit smoking. Talk with your MD and GO FOR IT

In brief: Conditioning

Exercise improves the efficiency (conditioning) of both the muscle of the heart (myocardium) as well as the muscles of the rest of your body.
You also improve lung capacity and your metabolism in general, improving ALL risk factors for heart disease including: hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, obesity and sedentary lifestyle. It may also help in quit smoking. Talk with your MD and GO FOR IT
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