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Rotterdam ski relay has heart

"Skiing is a great physical activity," said Ashley Edwards, executive director of the Capital Region Chapter of the American Heart Association. "But not everyone can ski. We recommend 30 minutes of physical activity five to six days per week."

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. Cardiovascular diseases claim nearly 870,000 lives a year. In fiscal year 2006-07, the association invested more than $554 million in research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs.

For information about the American Heart Association, call (800) AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.""

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