Pilates & Heart Disease

"I'm a survivor," Star Jones said on the TODAY show. "And heart health is something I now take very seriously." 

Now that I Survived Heart Disease, 'I Decided to Step it Up'

For Star Jones, super-sized burgers and a sedentary lifestyle are gone for good. Now, you'll see leafy greens and fish on her plate and catch the TODAY contributor working out every day.

Jones, whose weight once topped 300 pounds, underwent gastric bypass nearly 10 years ago and has stayed slim. But in 2010 at age 47, she faced another health crisis: After suffering intense heart palpitations, she was shocked to learn she had heart disease and needed open-heart surgery to repair her aortic valve. 

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