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Your heart is like any other mus­cle, it needs to be worked to stay in good shape. “Reg­u­lar ex­er­cise helps keep your heart fit,” says Dr Kha­vandi. “It’s the most ef­fec­tive way to help with breath­less­ness, stress, tired­ness and fa­tigue. It also helps re­duce blood pres­sure and choles­terol, keeps your weight in check, low­ers your risk of Type 2 di­a­betes and makes you less likely to ex­pe­ri­ence heart rhythm dis­tur­bances.” Cur­rent guide­lines ad­vise 30 min­utes of ex­er­cise a day, but when it comes to a healthy heart, squeez­ing a 10-15 minute walk into your day could make a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence. One study found a short burst of ac­tiv­ity ev­ery day could im­prove car­dio­vas­cu­lar fit­ness by 4.2 per cent, which would make a big dif­fer­ence to how out-of-puff you feel climb­ing stairs.

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