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Cycling for Heart Health
Riding a stationary bike for twenty minutes a day markedly improved the heart health of men under age 70 with stable chronic heart failure.

German researchers monitored the men by starting them out on a 2 week in-hospital exercise program.

The group then moved on to a six-month home based training regimen. Cycling improved circulation, increased the amount of blood pumped by the heart, and reduced heart enlargement. (Journal of the American Medical Association, 6/21/00)

Date Published: 10/16/2000
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