Exercise for Heart Health

Exercise is the best medicine for cardiometabolic health. There is no pill better able to control cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure than exercise. Studies show that 200 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous exercise significantly reduces your risk of cardiovascular events like heart attack.

To calculate your target heart rate for these 200 minutes take 220 and subtract your age. This is your max heart rate. Your target heart rate is 75% to 85% of your maximum heart rate. Your prescription is to spend 200 minutes per week with your heart rate within the target range.

If you have chronic pain that prevents you from exercising check out Pete Egoscue’s book Pain Free or schedule an appointment with us.

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