Exercise Is One Of the Best Treatments for Heart Disease

Exercise is one of the most effective treatments for heart disease.  But you know that.  That’s why you call it ‘Cardio’.  The term is short for cardiovascular; the body system that your heart is part of and includes all your arteries and veins as well.  I grew up in the era when we called it Aerobics but that conjures up images of Jane Fonda with puffy hair wearing leg warmers. Fortunately we are much cooler now and have much cooler lingo.  But what is most important is that so many more of us are doing it.

But are you doing the right thing?  Or are you one of the lost souls at the gym hoping that the time you spend on the elliptical machine or treadmill is helping you meet your goals?  If you goal is to prevent that heart attack that your dad just had or prevent heart disease that runs in your family, this blog is for you.

You see I’m a physician who tells her patients every day how important  exercise is for their health.  Some listen but mostly I get blank stares.  Then I realized that none of my patients knew what to do to get started and how to stick with it.  That is where this book comes in.  GET MOVING! Live Better, Live Longer is the step by step guide to exercise effectively and efficiently.   I truly believe people want to be healthier but they don’t really know what to do.  You see, Exercise is Medicine.  It is the only medicine known to prevent and even cure disease and it has no side effects! How cool is that?

Heart disease is the #1 killer is our society.  It also causes significant disability; we have even coined the term cardiac cripple in medicine. They are patients whose heart is so weakened after a heart attack simple things like grocery shopping are almost an impossibility.  And I don’t want you to be one of those.  Exercise is your best medicine to prevent and treat heart disease once you’ve been diagnosed.

The Right Exercise Program will Treat Heart Disease. Just follow these simple steps

  • Before you start your exercise program, get the OK from your doctor
  • While you wait to see him, most of you can start a gentle walking program
  • Plan to gradually work up to 30 minutes a day of moderate intensity exercise 4-5 days a week
  • There are special precautions people with heart disease should take. They are covered in my book
  • Weight lifting is good, if done the right way

Those are your simple steps to treat heart disease with exercise.  GET MOVING! Live Better, Live Longer will give you the details you need to ensure your success. All you need to do is get up off the couch, turn off your computer and go for you a walk. It will be the walk of your lifetime.

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