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.