Heart Health Month

How Does Exercise Affect Your Heart?

By Erica L. Robinson Shared from Active.com

Cardiovascular exercise involves the use of large muscles in a repetitive fashion, activating muscle fibers programmed for endurance and utilizing a heart rate range anywhere from 40 to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate. Think: running, jogging, swimming, biking, or spinning.

How does cardiovascular exercise affect your heart?

When performing cardio, blood

Scary Heart Disease Statistics

February marks Heart Health Awareness month, and the American Heart Association wants to remind us exactly how important heart health awareness really is.

You hear the mortality rates regularly: more than 600,000 people die annually of heart disease, and another 135,000 from stroke. It’s easy to start letting those statistics go in one ear and out the other,

February is Heart Health Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The good news? It is also one of the most preventable.  Making heart-healthy choices, knowing your family health history and the risk factors for heart disease, having regular check-ups and working with your physician to manage your