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Exercise and Risk of Coronary Artery Disease: The FIT Project

  Exercise treadmill testing was used to compare risk factors for coronary artery disease among those who use and who do not use pulmonary medication. Background In the general population, the exercise treadmill testing variables of lower resting heart rate, higher peak heart rate, and greater fitness have favorable prognosis for mortality. Patients with obstructive […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Only Exercise on the Days You Eat

How often should I exercise, doc? “Only exercise on the days you eat,” is the advice Dr. Joseph S. Alpert, editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Medicine, gives his cardiology patients. In the spirit of this advice, here is a compilation of recent research and commentary on the importance of regular exercise. Exercise Is Just […]

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Fitness & Health Apps: Do They Work? (video)

Electronic gadgets make popular gifts. No doubt during this holiday season some of your patients will receive wearable fitness devices as gifts and others will start a New Year’s Resolution fitness regimen with a smartphone app. A recent article in Forbes claims that most doctors “don’t know what to do with” data that their patients […]

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Less Exercise, Not More Calories, Responsible for Expanding Waistlines

Sedentary lifestyle and not caloric intake may be to blame for increased obesity in the US, according to a new analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). A study published in The American Journal of Medicine reveals that in the past 20 years there has been a sharp decrease in […]

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Exercise Is Just as Important as Your Medication

“They who are accustomed to daily labor, although even weak or old, endure it more easily than the robust or young who are unaccustomed to it.” Hippocrates Aphorisms1   I tell all my patients that frequent exercise is just as important as their medication in controlling their cardiovascular disease.2 In addition, I tell them that they […]

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