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Exercise For Health



A blog from the 'Healthy Hearts Project'



Updated: 2018-03-02T09:21:16.240-08:00

 



Exercise For Health With Email Autoresponders

2014-06-29T03:13:14.037-07:00

Setting up different processes of your online business or activities to be managed by email autoresponders frees up your time to exercise for health.

Check out this post about many compelling reasons why you should have an email autoresponder.



Heart Disease Online

2013-06-03T09:04:52.134-07:00

Heart Disease Online is a new website about heart disease, created with the explicit aim of making heart disease easy to understand. As the tag line promises, the content on this heart disease resource is so simple that a child can easily understand it. With sections about congenital heart disease, coronary heart disease, valvular heart disease and heart attacks, this site covers almost every aspect of heart health and care. There are book reviews, informative articles, special reports and several other features of value to those interested in learning more about heart disease. (image)



Exercise & The role of a Family Doctor

2005-06-18T10:08:24.026-07:00

Primary care physicians have been strongly urged to ask about
physical activity status and exercise habits as a part of their
routine evaluation. If a patient is inactive, moderate intensity
dynamic exercise is to be encouraged for 30 minute periods 3 to 4
times a week. Increased activity in daily life habits is also
encouraged. Regular exercise can improve conditioning and optimize
fitness levels.

For those patients who have other illnesses, handicaps or low
functional capacity that might interfere with exercise, medically
supervised programs are advised.




Lose Weight - Gain Heart Health

2005-05-13T10:33:04.346-07:00

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Obesity is another risk factor for heart disease. Being obese increases the chances of developing hypertension, some types of cancer, bone and joint problems, diabetes and respiratory disorders as well.

Goals of Weight Control

The goal of primary prevention is to achieve and maintain desirable weight.

But what does "desirable" body weight mean ?

For this we need to understand a value called the body mass index (BMI). The BMI is measured as the body weight in kilograms, divided by body surface area (BSA) in square meters. An ideal BMI value is 21 - 25 kg/sq.meter BSA.

Increasingly, physicians are measuring weight, height, BMI and waist-to-hip ratios at each patient visit as part of routine evaluation. The waist-to-hip ratio is another good index of fitness, and a normal value for men is below 0.9 and for women is below 0.8.

Activity and Weight Control

Weight management is closely linked to physical activity levels. Dietary modifications also help.

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Get Moving - Get Heart Healthy

2005-05-12T10:55:08.766-07:00

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Exercise has become fashionable in recent times. Fortunately, it is also healthy.

The considerable decrease in the incidence of heart disease in the last decade is attributable in great measure to the shift towards a more physically active lifestyle. Walking, cycling, jogging, aerobics and other forms of physical exercise have changed the profile of the urban dweller from one of a sedentary middle-aged couch-potato to a more outdoors-man type. And this has brought along with it some associated health benefits.

Goals for Physical Activity

The goal in primary prevention is to increase a person's amount of physical exercise, to a regular level of 30 minutes a day for 3 to 4 days every week, in the absence of any other limiting factors. It is important that the activity be regular and sustained, rather than a very energetic, but shortlived attempt at exercising.

The role of a Family Doctor

Primary care physicians have been strongly urged to ask about physical activity status and exercise habits as a part of their routine evaluation. If a patient is inactive, moderate intensity dynamic exercise is to be encouraged for 30 minute periods 3 to 4 times a week. Increased activity in daily life habits is also encouraged. Regular exercise can improve conditioning and optimize fitness levels.

For those patients who have other illnesses, handicaps or low functional capacity that might interfere with exercise, medically supervised programs are advised.