Exercise Can Protect Against a Broken Heart
As few as 5 consecutive days of exercise provides cardioprotection in lab animals. Coronary artery disease is a major cause of death around the globe. When the arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle become blocked damage occurs. This is known as a heart attack. Fortunately, there is a simple countermeasure that is known to protect the heart–regular physical activity! Exercise-induced cardioprotection is gained in just a few weeks, and it can also be lost as rapidly.
So make 30-60 minutes of endurance exercise a part of your daily program.
Fred Hardinge DrPH, RD
Source: PositiveChoices.com. Used with permission.