The difference between being on a personal fitness program and going to a cardiac rehabilitation session is quite simply ‘timing.’
Personal fitness is a key element to keeping yourself healthy and living your 100 Year Lifestyle. Cardiac rehab happens after you have had a heart attack. Otherwise, the procedures of each are similar. Many people who are into personal fitness wear a heart monitor to track their results. During cardiac rehab, the cardiac specialists hook you up to a more sophisticated heart monitor to minimize your risks and their liability.
Heart disease is a leading cause of preventative death in the United States and many other industrialized nations. The key word in the previous sentence is ‘preventable.’ Through common sense food choices, maintaining your ideal weight, regular exercise, and a stress free spine and nervous system, you can keep your heart healthier for a lifetime.
Most overweight people are aware that their weight is an issue and it can lead to serious health problems. Unfortunately they are just waiting for a severe crisis to give them the life changing wake-up call. If there is somebody in your life who is on this dangerous path, you can be the intervention that wards off the crisis.
You Can Change – You Can Make a Difference
Have a heart to heart talk with them. Let them know that you are concerned about their well-being and that they are headed for a crisis. Ultimately the decision to change their lifestyle will be theirs, but it will help them to know that you care. As for you, it’s time to make the changes you know you need to make!
Decide together to buy healthier foods at the grocery store and make healthier choices at restaurants. Begin choosing quality calories over empty calories during all your meals and say no to the white devils: white sugar, flour and pastas.
If you have a history of heart disease in your family, are concerned about an underlying heart condition or experience chest pain, consult your cardiologist immediately. After you consult with your cardiologist, start a fitness plan that takes into account all the elements of 100 Year Lifestyle fitNESS: Neurology, Nutrition, Endurance, Strength and Structure. All are essential to a healthy heart and quality of life as you age.
Make an appointment with your chiropractor, personal trainer and nutrtion specialist to ensure that your spine and nervous system can handle the exercise program, you are in good form and eat the right foods to help you reach your goals.
If you’re reading this then you are in a position to make a choices with your long-term well being in mind. Take action today so you can make the most of every day and enjoy a sensational century.