Heart FailurePrevention

Working It! How Exercise Helps Fight Heart Failure

Used to be that heart-failure patients were told to rest, rest, rest. Now experts say physical activity is vital—here’s what you need to know to get started.

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    Lara DeSanto

    Lara DeSanto


    Lara is a former digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She continues to contribute to HealthCentral while she works towards her masters in marriage and family therapy and art therapy. In a past life, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at