New Study: Exercise maintains heart mucle mass. Share YOUR exercise routine!

By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2011-08-26 09:22:06 -0500
Started 2011-04-06 02:09:04 -0500

We have all heard it. Excerise 30 minutes a day five days per week. A new study now confirms exercise directly affects the heart muscle.

The "money" quote from Dr. Bella was, "It is never too late to start exercising. Exercising twice a week can prevent age-related loss of cardiac mass, while exercising four to five times a week can rebuild cardiac mass. This is the first time anybody has shown this."

Many of us are in formal cardiac rehabiliation programs or have exercises regimens of our own. Please share what you feel works for you plus any tips for staying motivated!


3 replies

lovejoy1 2011-08-26 09:22:06 -0500 Report

So i had a piece of my aorta and my aortic valve replaced this past january. I am almost scared to push myself to exercise. I keep making excuses. I've been walking, but that really doesn't do it for me.. not sure what to do

BandonBob 2011-04-06 09:06:36 -0500 Report

I did not realize exercise helps rebuild the heart. There are other advantages as well. I ride my bike at least an hour a day and at least five days a week. It definitely helps keep my diabetes controlled so it is nice to know it is doing good things for my heart as well.

HeartHawk 2011-04-10 23:58:06 -0500 Report


Yes, I do it as well for prediabetes. Bottomline, exercise is important and they keep discovering new benefits!