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Heart and Soul

The YMCArdiac Therapy Program energizes those who might get or already have coronary artery disease.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/lifecycles/article/heart_and_soul_20030131

It's 7:30 on a Friday morning, and 15 participants in the Westside Family YMCA gym are busy moving their bodies to the rhythm of Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing." Ranging in age from 58 to 86, the majority are enrolled in the YMCArdiac Therapy Program because fate and their doctors gave them an ultimatum: Exercise regularly or risk a heart attack. What they didn't expect was to have a good time doing it.

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