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Are workouts safe after a heart attack?

Ask the doctors Q. My partner recently had a heart attack. The doctor recommended exercise, but I wonder if itís better to take it easy. I feel like exercise might be dangerous or even cause another heart attack. Is exercising too risky? A. As counterintuitive as it might seem, exercise is good medicine for heart attack survivors. Provided the doctor gives the green light, about two-and-a-half hours of moderate-intensity exercise…

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