Cardiovascular Disease & Exercise
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) includes diseases affecting the heart and blood vessels. Stroke, coronary artery disease and chronic heart failure are the most common cardiovascular diseases in Australia and are the leading cause of death. CVD risk factors include inactivity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes and obesity.
Some CVD risk factors, such as genetic-related family history, can't be changed however they can be addressed and modified with Kieser fitness routines. The non-genetic Cardiovascular Disease risk factors can be reduced when following a Kieser Method tailored fitness plan that will work for you and your body.
Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death in Australia, with 120 deaths attributed to CVD every day. One in six Australians are affected by CVD, with prevalence increasing with age. Despite improvements over the last few decades, it remains a high burden on the economy.
Exercise & Cardiovascular Disease
Exercise and strength training has many benefits including:
- Lowering levels of cholesterol
- Managing blood sugar and blood pressure
- Improving muscle strength/endurance
- Improving oxygen consumption (effectiveness of oxygen being delivered to organs and being used)
- Weight management
- Improving cardiorespiratory health
Moderate intensity aerobic exercise should be undertaken on most to all days of the week and strength training should be completed at a minimum of twice per week.