The American Heart Association posted an article about excercise and the heart earlier. We found the information in the article very interesting and would like to encourage people to read it here. A brief summary is as follows:
Physical activity and exercise training have important roles in:
Preventing atherosclerotic CAD;
Managing selected CAD risk factors, including elevated triglyceride levels, low HDL-C, hypertension, glucose intolerance, hypertension, obesity, and possibly cigarette use;
Treating patients with CAD, HF, and claudication.