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Study: Even In Your 20s, Fitness Makes A Difference For Your Heart06:38
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Jila Dabestan runs on a treadmill at the the University of Washington's Intramural Activities Building in 2012. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
Jila Dabestan runs on a treadmill at the the University of Washington's Intramural Activities Building in 2012. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
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For anyone still feeling a bit bloated and sluggish after Thanksgiving weekend, we've got a little nudge to help you get back onto the exercise wagon. A major study in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that how fit you are even when you're young — in your 20s — can matter a lot for your heart health later in life.

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Carey Goldberg, co-host of WBUR's CommonHealth blog. She tweets at @commonhealth.

This segment aired on November 30, 2015.

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