At this point in human history, the results are pretty evident: Heart health is vitally important to living a long and prosperous life; the body of work on this subject is long and substantive. Cardiovascular rehabilitation (CVR) helps beat back the effects of arteriosclerosis (clogged arteries). As well when you become involved in an aggressive CVR campaign, the reduction of morbidity and mortality is significant. Valentine’s Day is a great time to ask the question: What have you done for your heart lately? Here are three ways Physical Therapy can help you break free from any current inhibitions in your lifestyle and reclaim full health!
30×5: The American College of Sports Medicine points to evidence that those who exercise a minimum 30 minutes a day for at least 5 days a week show all manner of health benefits. Lower blood pressure, improved lipids in the blood and insulin resistance are just some of the heart related ways that people who get up and exercise can be aided.
Sub-accute: Studies have also shown that repeated exercise shows a positive performance for folks trying to turn a corner and optimize health. Patients who perform exercise on subsequent occasions are able to attain and maintain a level of overall wellness that is “sub-accute.” What this basically means is that these behaviors need to be repeated on a consistent basis to see the longer term results.
Program: Probably the biggest benefit to patients looking for better cardiovascular health is to work with someone who knows what they are doing. A physical therapist can analyze and treat patients who are at-risk for ill health effects related to heart health. A PT can help by seeing what is working, what needs to be altered, and what should be scrapped from your care regimen. Moreover they will keep patients who need the push on task and will get them to realize their ultimate heart health.
Physical therapists like the team at Miccass Physical Therapy on the Upper West Side of Manhattan can really help you recover from cardiac events, reemerge, and truly thrive. If you would like to speak to one of the PT’s at Miccass about your heart health, there may be no better day than this Valentine’s Day to make the call! Your heart is the little engine that keeps your body running; treat your heart with the reverence that it deserves. Reach out right now while the subject is fresh in your mind!