- exercise, fitness, heart
For Your Health…
Healthy Heart Facts
- Individuals who engage in regular physical activity lower their risk level for developing heart disease while their sedentary counterparts have 35% greater chance of developing hypertension
- Hypertension contributes to the development of other diseases including kidney failure, stroke and coronary heart disease.
- Promotion of weight control and regular exercise are the most cost effective means to treat and/or prevent obesity and hypertension
- Weight gain may beget hypertension as excessive energy intake activates the sympathetic nervous system which in turn raises blood pressure
- Research supports that an increase in exercise decreases blood pressure, resting heart rate, and peripheral resistance. Exercise also strengthens the heart muscle, promotes weight loss and enhances your cholesterol profile leading to a healthy heart.
If a higher level of wellness is a personal goal of yours, but you are in need of some external guidance and motivation, contact your neighborhood Pharmacist / Nutritionist / Fitness Professionals at Carnegie-Sargent’s Pharmacy and Health Center. (312) 280-1220. Remember health promotion begins with you!
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– Mark Paley, Registered Pharmacist/Director