Preventing Risk Factors with Cardio

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Cardio can protect from almost all heart disease related deaths

It’s been determined that 90% of all heart disease is preventable. Even so, there are typically well over 17 million deaths related to heart disease every year. Every 1 in 7 deaths in America are heart disease related. It’s also estimated that someone in America dies once every 84 seconds from heart disease.

Genetics makes up the small 10% of non-preventable heart disease. Otherwise, not being physically active, smoking, or not eating healthy are the leading causes of preventable heart disease. Little physical activity and a poor diet can work in tandem to can create a vicious cycle, leading to obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

These four health issues: obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure, also can cause heart disease to develop or worsen. But, just like skipping exercising, having a poor diet, or smoking, these four issues are largely preventable. Only a small percentage of heart problems are caused by a family history of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type I Diabetsuper heartes, and high cholesterol.

Less than half of all American adults reach the recommended amount of at least 150 minutes of physical activity every week. 1 in 3 American adults get no physical activity. Only about a quarter of all high school students get the recommend amount of exercise every week. Also, the total number of calories American adults are eating keeps rising, while exercise time is lowering.

The Brickhouse Gym is proud to recognize that February is American Heart Month.  But at the Brickhouse Gym, we can help you reduce your risk of heart disease throughout the year. The gym is fully stocked with Cardio and Weight training equipment. We have group fitness classes every day of the week. We can help you reach the recommended amount of physical activity per week. It’s just 30 minutes five times a week, or less than an hour three times per week. Come see us today and become healthier overall!

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