As we age, even if we’re healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn’t as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don’t exercise, the underlying changes can start even sooner.

Fortunately for those in midlife, even if you haven’t been an avid exerciser, getting in shape now may head off that decline and help restore your aging heart.

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