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Myth 5: No pain, no gain.
Truth: Many sedentary people think you have
to exercise at an intense level to achieve cardiac benefits. This myth grew from the advice
of well-intentioned exercise physiologists,
who advocate improving aerobic fitness with
high-intensity workouts. But you don’t have
to enlist in a strenuous boot camp, join a gym
or buy fancy equipment. Just put one foot in
front of the other until you’re breathing fairly
heavily, able to talk but not sing.
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Myth 6: Alcohol is bad for your heart.
Truth: For years it was said that alcohol is bad
for your heart, but more than 20 studies show
8 ounces of alcohol, whether wine, beer or
spirits, have a protective benefit, says Kennedy.
Ethanol is the active ingredient in alcohol that
increases HDL and protects against plaque
formation. Plus, red wine is packed with antioxidants that act as a natural diuretic, which
may help prevent arteries from becoming
clogged with fatty blockages. If you don’t
drink, you needn’t start, since those antioxidants are found in grapes, chocolate and coffee, but if you enjoy an alcoholic beverage,
one 8-ounce serving per day is OK. C
Jennifer Nelson covers health for Self, Oprah,
Prevention and Parade magazines.
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