Harvard Men's Health Watch
Exercise and your arteries
More than 300 years ago, the great English physician Thomas Sydenham observed, "A man is as old as his arteries." It's as true today as it was then. And in a 21st-century update on 17th-century wisdom, we might add that your health is only as good as your arteries, since these blood vessels carry vital oxygen-rich blood to all your body's tissues.