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Prevent Heart Disease

Oct 06, 2020

 

Can Exercise Reverse or Prevent Heart Disease?



It can with Grow Young Fitness

Studies show that having a healthy diet along with a regular exercise routine is the best way to not only prevent heart disease, but to reverse some of the risk factors too.  These are the core values of Grow Young Fitness Founders' Club.

You DO NOT need to spend hours at the gym or working out.  Just add in any type of exercise from the Grow Young Fitness library that you enjoy and continue on a regular basis to achieve the best results!

3-5 times a week is all it takes!

Why does exercise matter?

The heart needs exercise just like any other muscle in our body. Muscles that are used on a regular basis become stronger and healthier!  Muscles that are not used will weaken.  When we exercise the heart, more blood moves through the body and helps us to continue working at our full potential. 

Healthy heart, healthy body, healthy life!

It is not just about weight loss, it is about being healthier from the inside out. The Cardio & Foundation Series do this best!
Regular exercise not only helps our heart and our muscles, it also helps to keep arteries and other blood vessels flexible.  This ensures good blood flow and normal blood pressure.

If you have high blood pressure, the best way to get it back to normal is through exercise.

What is the danger of inactivity?

According to the American Heart Association, as many as 250,000 deaths each year in the U.S. can be linked to a lack of regular exercise.  One of the top five risk factors for heart disease is caused from living a sedentary lifestyle. Other risk factors of inactivity include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and a higher rate of cardiovascular events, like a heart attack.

Those who reported more than 23 hours a week of sedentary activity had a 64 percent greater risk of heart disease than those who reported less than 11 hours on inactivity. Also, 35 percent have a greater risk of developing high blood pressure than physically active people do.

Just Exercise!  There are so many benefits.

Regular physical activity lowers the risk for heart disease!

  • Exercise helps control blood pressure.
  • Exercise raises your levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol and reduces those levels in triglyceride and LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels.  
  • Exercise helps reduce the risk of coronary events or coronary artery disease by over 50 percent.
  • Exercise can help heart attack patients.  It not only helps reduce the death rate to 20-25 percent but also, those patients who add in an exercise-based rehabilitation after a heart attack are more likely to live longer as well.
  • Even those with heart failure were found to benefit from exercise.  It can help increase the heart's ability to pump blood over time and improves quality of life.
 

So, how much exercise is enough?

According to the American Heart Association, exercising 30 minutes a day, five days a week will improve your heart health and help reduce your risk of heart disease.

So commit to a better and healthier you today with the Grow Young Fitness Founders’ Program! You can do it!

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