This cartoon asks the fundamental question: where are we heading?

It is clear that lack of activity (in concert with other aspects of modern lifestyle) gives rise to a higher risk of coronary heart disease and other chronic illnesses.

There is a plethora of clinical evidence to show that exercise can:

  • Help to reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Control blood glucose
  • Control weight gain and prevent obesity
  • Help to prevent bone loss
  • Can improve self-esteem and energy, and can improve mood and stress levels

In fact, a retrospective study published in the British Medical Journal in 2013 showed that fitness associated biologic age far outweighs chronologic age in the risk of having a heart attack or dying from heart disease.

We have designed an exercise regimen that complements the Protect-My-Heart program or the management of any chronic illness.

The program consists of a series of activities to be completed 3 days per week, with at least one day of rest between each session. Each session begins with a warm-up, followed by a specific set of resistance exercise for that day, then followed by aerobic high intensity interval training, and closing with a cool down. Each session is under an hour. The resistance to aerobic time is a 2:1 ratio in terms of minutes. The program is based on solid physiological principles. The most unique aspect of the regimen is that it has a sitting only option for those with physical impairments.

The use of this exercise video is password protected, and is open only to our patients or clients.

Our patients /clients also have the option to work one on one with an exercise physiologist.

Learn more here.

Norbert W. Rainford M.D. is a clinical cardiologist who has enjoyed fulfilling parallel careers in both administrative and clinical medicine. Dr. Rainford’s passion has always been wellness and preventive medicine. He specializes in the converging fields of chronic cardiovascular illnesses such as hypertension, lipid abnormalities, obesity, chronic inflammation and the interconnectivity of disparate diseases expressed through the emerging concepts of functional medicine and systems biology. Dr. Rainford is dedicated to providing his patients with superior service with personal attention and a practice philosophy that emphasizes the root causes of chronic illness instead of the traditional “pill for an ill” model. Feel free to use this article for your website, blog or newsletter! Please use the “About the Author” text above and be sure to include this: ©Address Wellness. All Rights Reserved; for more information visit