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It’s never too late to get your heart healthier

Jul. 31, 2014 SF Examiner

If you think you can’t can turn your life around and become heart healthier because, “It’s just too late,” consider this: Navy surgeon Paul Spangler took up running at age 67 and completed his 14th marathon at age 92, and Katherine Pelton, at age 86, came in first in a 200-meter butterfly, winning her 358th top-10 title since age 71.

It’s never too late to get heart-healthier, even if you started your adult life as a fast-food-munching couch potato! A new study evaluated 5,000 folks over a 20-year period and found that you actually can reverse deterioration of your cardiovascular system — if you change your behavior.

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