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EXERCISE How exercise affects heart disease Heather Webre, Jacob Prows,
Exercising decreases your risk of Heart Disease…. women who shunned exercise are 2X more likely to have a heart attack. Lack of exercise is one of nine risk factors
Exercising decreases your risk of Heart Disease…. More exercise = stronger heart Heart can move more blood Lowers heart rate so your heart can “take a breather” Protects your arteries Lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) Raises HDL (good cholesterol)
More exercise benefits blood cytokines act either to promote atherosclerosis (atherogenic) or prevent it (atheroprotective) 43 men and women around age 48 worked out for 2 and ½ hours per week for 6 months….
Results? production of the atherogenic blood factors fell by 58.3% and the level of atheroprotective factors rose by 35.9% change was proportional to the level of activity with every additional mile you run, your body is producing more protection and less destruction of your arteries.
People die from not exercising Muscle degeneration Immunities decline Scarcity of protein Exercise is essential in ensuring proper muscle growth and formation which in turn can increase immunity against infections and lethal diseases. Small skeletal muscles signify that the heart muscle is weak.
So… What now? A sedentary (inactive) lifestyle is one of the top risk factors for heart disease. Fortunately, it's a risk factor that you can do something about. http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to- exercise-to-prevent-heart-disease-1737/view/ http://www.videojug.com/interview/heart-disease-explained#does-exercise- help-prevent-heart-disease http://www.videojug.com/interview/heart-disease-explained#does-exercise- help-prevent-heart-disease
What kind of exercise is best? The AHA recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise five days a week, or 20 minutes of vigorous exercise three days a week. Start small and build up to a goal you set. Aerobic activities that involve the upper arms seem to offer more protection than other types. Any activity is better than nothing!
Regular exercise, especially aerobic exercise, has many benefits. It can: Increase endurance. Lower blood pressure. Improve muscle tone and strength. Improve balance and joint flexibility. Strengthen bones. Make you look fit and feel healthy.
Regular exercise, especially aerobic exercise, has many benefits. It can: Help reduce body fat and help you reach a healthy weight. Help reduce stress, tension, anxiety and depression. Boost self-image and self-esteem. Improve sleep. Make you feel more relaxed and rested.