Should you avoid exercise after a heart attack? What about exercise and heart failure – should people with heart failure avoid activity? In contrast, is intense exercise the only way to a healthy heart? Or, does too much exercise damage the heart?
Barry Franklin, Ph.D., director of Preventive Cardiology & Cardiac Rehabilitation at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, will address these issues and more as part of a free educational program on exercise and cardiovascular health, entitled, “Exercise and Cardiovascular Health: New Insights.”
This free community event will take place at the Beaumont Health and Wellness Center, 4949 Coolidge Hwy, conference rooms 1 - 4, in Royal Oak, Oct. 3, 6 - 7 p.m.
“Not only can proper exercise positively impact longevity, it also has a significant impact on quality of life,” Dr. Franklin said. “Through years of treatment and research, our goal in educating the community is to ignite a passion for regular to moderate, vigorous physical activity, which can improve health.”
In addition to myths and misconceptions associated with exercise and cardiovascular health, Dr. Franklin will discuss:
- How much exercise is enough?
- Guidelines for starting and maintaining an exercise program
- Risk vs benefits of aerobic exercise
- Extreme exercise regimens
- Pros and cons of high-intensity interval training
For more information, call 248 655-5750.