• Aerobic fitness can reduce heart failure
    Exercise,  Fitness tips,  Health

    Aerobic capacity lowers risk for heart failure

    Aerobic activity, the ability of the heart, vascular network, and lungs to perform work, is important for good health. Good aerobic fitness (aerobic capacity) is linked with a lower risk of heart disease, various forms of cancer, lower rates of metabolic disorders, better mental health, lower odds of premature death from all-cause and specific diseases. Now a meta-analysis (analysis looking at many studies) has shown that higher levels of aerobic fitness are associated with a lower risk for heart failure. Heart failure Heart failure is a major health concern and can affect people who have had a heart attack (myocardial infarction) or have hypertension which is uncontrolled and other disorders.…

  • Man sitting watch TV being sedentary
    Exercise,  Fitness tips

    One thing great doctors do

    My Mom has a great doctor. As an elderly adult, Mom has many health concerns that range from joint and skeletal muscle dysfunction to vascular problems. The first time she met her new doctor about half-way through the session her doctor stopped and sat in front of my Mom and said: “I think getting more physically active would help you.” As an exercise physiologist, when I heard this I got out my mental pom poms and started my cheer! I’ve been to doctors with my wife and kids and have rarely heard this outside of physical therapy after an injury although it would have been a discussion that I would…