Heart & Vascular Program

Heart Health

Lifestyle: Exercise

Like any other muscle in the body, your heart needs regular exercise to keep strong. Although exercise should be part of everyone's lifestyle, it is even more important for people living with heart disease. For people who live sedentary lifestyles, adding exercise reduces the risk of high blood pressure, osteoporosis, breast and colon cancer, depression, anxiety and stress.

Benefits of Regular Exercise

  • Improved your heart and lungs.
  • Lower resting blood pressure.
  • Reduced risk of dying from heart disease.
  • Decreased symptoms of angina.
  • Calories burned aids weight loss.
  • Decreased total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol).
  • Increased HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol).
  • Improved energy level and spirits.
  • Increased tolerance to stress and depression.
  • Improved sleep.
  • Less chance of developing diabetes.
  • Decreased risk of orthopedic injury.