Exercise Physiology & Heart Disease
As many of us know, heart disease also known as (CVD cardiovascular disease) is the leading cause of death in Australia and can be largely due to a lack of physical activity.
Individuals with other chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity are at a higher risk of developing CVD. Another fact is that many of these conditions can be improved and managed with regular exercise.
How can exercise actually help people with heart disease?
– Assist in managing weight or helping with weight loss
– Strengthening the heart muscle to make it work more efficiently
– Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol
– Regulating blood sugar levels in diabetics
– Helps to prevent the blood vessels from narrowing further
– Contributing to a healthier mental well-being and better quality of life
How can a tailored exercise program help me?
What we all term as ‘cardio’ exercise essentially improves the body’s ability to utilise oxygen efficiently so it can produce energy for movement. A customised & tailored exercise program for someone with CVD may incorporate low to moderate cardio activity as well as specialised low intensity weight training to ensure the patient is strong enough to perform daily activities as reduced strength is often associated with CVD sufferers.
The team at Progressive Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy offer completely tailored and customised exercise physiology services depending on each patient’s needs & requirements. We can create a safe and suitable exercise program that takes into account your specific needs and goals. Our clinic focuses on evidence based treatments to maximise our patient’s outcomes.
Before beginning any exercise program, it’s very important to talk with and seek advice from a health professional before getting started. The team at Progressive Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy can also provide exercise physiology services under medicare.
Talk to our experienced team if you have any questions
If you, a family member or a friend have a chronic condition such as heart disease, we would be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you may have in regards to our exercise physiology services. Feel free to contact the clinic today for more information by calling (02) 4721 7798 or by emailing [email protected]