30-Second Trick FIGHTS Heart Failure

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

About 6.2 million adults in the United States have heart failure.

When you visit your mainstream doc’s office, he’ll tell you that heart failure is the result of clogged arteries, high blood pressure, diabetes, being overweight, lung problems, and heart valve problems.

It can make you feel like your health is about to fall apart any minute!

But one thing I’m betting your doc won’t mention is one of the best ways to combat heart failure.

It’s a 30-second trick that FIGHTS heart failure.

Even better, it doesn’t cost a penny and has zero side effects.

I’m talking about exercise.

Many doctors are afraid to suggest exercise to folks with ANY heart problems. The thought is that people will fall over dead if they work out – but this is an outdated view.

Even people who’ve had heart attacks should be encouraged to get out and move their bodies around.

Heart failure is no different.

A recent article in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure, found the regular high-intensity interval training (also called HIIT) improved the hearts of people with a risk of developing heart failure.

HIIT is an exercise routine that involves taking time to warm up and then exercising as intensely as possible for short bursts of time. For example, spending 30 seconds pedaling on a stationary bike as hard as you can, slow down for 2-4 minutes, and then speed back up to very hard for another 30 seconds.

Many different exercises can be done this way, including jogging and swimming.

The researchers found that HIIT reduced overall weight and improved important markers of heart health including: peak VO2, left ventricular mass and volume, and a reduction in augmentation index.

HIIT stresses the heart in a healthy way, and the researchers think this is why it works so well. Many parts of your body, including your muscles and brain, do better when stressed in the proper way.

AND that brings up the notion of “the proper way.”

If you’re going to make ANY changes to your diet or health routine, it’s best to check with your doctor. HIIT involves pushing your body and heart in a way that they may not be used to. So I strongly suggest you work with your doctor or some other health professional or personal trainer whenever you start a high-intensity program.

P.S. Want more ways to keep heart failure in check? Click here.

 

SOURCE:

Lou, Nicole. “Exercise Intervention May Slow HF Progression Before Disease Takes Hold.” 3/9/2022. https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/prevention/97575?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2022-03-10&eun=g1428058d0r&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Headlines%20Morning%20%202022-03-10&utm_term=NL_Daily_DHE_dual-gmail-definition_Morning

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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