The Effect of Long Duration Exercise on the Diastolic Function of the Heart


The purpose of this study is to decide whether vigorous exercise training 4-5 days/week for 2 years in sedentary middle aged men and women (ages 45-64) will improve heart and blood vessel compliance to a degree equivalent to life-long exercisers and the sedentary young.

Did you know?

  • Chronic physical inactivity contributes to the deaths of nearly 1 in 10 Americans
  • The heart naturally stiffens with age
  • Exercise can reduce heart stiffness
  • Prolonged Heart Stiffness can result in Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease is the #1 Killer of Americans
  • Male and female volunteers, age 45-64
  • No major health problems
  • Sedentary; exercising no more than 3 times a week
  • BMI less than 30

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