Heart Disease & Exercise: Prevention & Progress

By Bruce G. Gilbert
Balanced Fitness
A.C.E. certified, U.C.L.A. ext. certified

Exercise is an essential strategy to help individuals defend themselves against heart disease. Exercise also helps cardiac patients avoid a second episode. In the United States cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death. According to WebMD, Coronary artery disease causes roughly 1.2 million heart attacks each year and more than forty percent of those suffering from a heart attack will die.

One of the top risk factors for heart disease is sedentary lifestyle but, fortunately it is a risk factor that you can control by exercising regularly. According to the latest joint American Heart Association/American College of Sports Medicine guidelines on physical activity all healthy adults ages 1865 should be getting at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity five days of the week.

It's easy to see why exercise is so important:

  • Improved cardiovascular efficiency - Heart & Lung

  • Increased energy levels

  • Increased strength & endurance.

  • Increased range of motion and flexibility.

  • Reduced body weight & blood pressure

  • Reduced stress, tension, anxiety, and depression

  • Improved sleep patterns

So let's get started! Making the decision to begin an exercise program is the first step, but committing to making it a priority can be difficult. That's why I will ensure you succeed! A personal trainer integrates exercise, diet, and nutrition with physical training to design your individual balanced fitness program.


Bruce G. Gilbert
Balanced Fitness

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NOTE: This publication is not intended for use as a source of medical advice. You should obtain medical advice from your private healthcare practitioner. Before beginning any exercise or dietary program, consult with your physician to ensure that you are in proper health and that this or any exercise or dietary program will not put you at risk.

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