How to Increase Your Longevity 39% AFTER a Heart Attack!
I bet you already know that the best way to AVOID heart disease is to eat well and exercise.
Yes, it really is just that simple. Studies show that regular physical activity lowers the incidence of heart disease, strokes and heart attacks.
But what happens if you’ve already had a heart attack?
What appropriate measures should you take to keep yourself healthy?
I’m old enough to remember bedrest was recommended for everyone after a surgery or major illness.
Doctors just believed your body needed to rest after going through trauma.
But nothing could be further from the truth.
In fact, nowadays if you have surgery, we docs ENCOURAGE you to get up and move around as soon as possible.
But shouldn’t you take it easy once you had a heart attack?
Well as It turns out, the answer to that questions is: No!
A new study, published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, found that — even after a heart attack — maintaining or increasing your activity could help you live longer.
The research team looked at 1,651 men who had a heart attack and classified them by their exercise level.
They followed these men for 14 years and found that those who kept up their high levels of physical activity had a 39 percent lower risk of all-cause mortality (dying for ANY reason) compared to those with a low level of physical activity.
By the way, a “high level of activity” is 2.5 hours or more of vigorous activity per week. This can be as easy as 2.5 hours of walking semi-fast a week. ANYONE can do that!
And confirming that walking can improve your heart, your cholesterol, your blood pressure, help you control weight, and increase your insulin sensitivity – it’s all great news!
This study was only conducted in men, but other studies have shown the same for women – so keep up that exercise routine!
And meanwhile, as you get moving, let’s take a look at more steps to keep your ticker ticking.
Dr. Scott’s Heart Disease Program:
- Eat Colorful Foods: This means getting enough vegetables in your diet. If you can’t stand veggies, you can “cheat” by getting your veggies and other superfoods in a powered form. I take one every day by mixing it into yogurt and some berries.
- Avoid Vegetable Oils: Vegetable oils, especially trans fatty acids, are like setting off tiny bombs in your blood stream which increase inflammation.
- Fish Oil: One of the most powerful anti-inflammatories is fish oil. It works inside your body to keep inflammatory proteins low.
- Curcumin: This extract from turmeric is great at helping the body modulate inflammation. Unless you get a ton of this in your food, you should think about supplementing.
Written By Dr. Scott Olson
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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