Today, Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleBella VistaRandwick, PymbleBalmain, Neutral Bay, Coburg – Melbourne, and Barrie, Ontario – Canada discuss exercise and cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.

CVD describes many different conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. The most common and serious types include coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure. Despite declining mortality and hospitalisation rates, CVD remains a major health problem in Australia.

Sedentary behaviour and physical inactivity are among the leading modifiable risk factors worldwide for CVD and all-cause mortality. The major emphasis of recent has been on implementing lifestyle changes.

Exercise is one such prescription.

Regular exercise and physical activity are beneficial for cardiovascular health. Frequent exercise is robustly associated with a decrease in cardiovascular mortality as well as the risk of developing CVD.

Exercise prevents both the onset and development of CVD and is an important therapeutic tool to improve outcomes for patients with CVD. Some benefits of exercise include enhanced mitochondrial function, restoration and improvement of vasculature, and the release of myokines from skeletal muscle that preserve or augment cardiovascular function.

Regular exercise can prevent conditions like obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol levels, which can lead to heart attack and stroke.

Exercise is Medicine.

US Department of Health and Human Services, 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans; Tiozzo et al., 2015)

So… get out and start exercising today!
Improve your cardiovascular health!
Reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease!

Make exercise a part of your daily routine & reap the rewards of feeling fit and functional each & every day.

If you have any questions regarding safe and effective exercise for cardiovascular disease or any heart condition, seek professional help through a Longevity Exercise Physiologist.

Call Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleBella VistaRandwick, PymbleBalmain, Neutral Bay, Coburg – Melbourne. and Barrie, Ontario – Canada on 1300 964 002 to enquire today!


Written By Matthew Skelly



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