You’ve heard it a million times-exercise is essential for good health, for weight loss or maintenance and for optimal mental health. An inactive lifestyle is one of the main reasons why people develop heart disease in the first place, so exercise is a critical component to maintaining a healthy heart! Regular aerobic exercise has many benefits in addition to maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system, including lowering cholesterol levels.
The risk for heart disease increases with age, with men at greater risk than women. The risk for men typically begins around the age of 45, while women seem to be protected up to the age of 55 due to the hormonal benefits associated with menopause.
Our office is equipped with cardiovascular exercise equipment. Cardiovascular exercise may be performed alone or in combination with a strengthening exercise program specific to your individual needs. Call to learn more.