Dr. Kenneth Cooper
was the first to realize that cardio exercise is good medicine.
The trail blazing doctor, researcher, author and founder of the renowned Cooper Clinic and Research Center in Dallas, Texas, was widely criticized
in1968 for recommending that people over 40 should start a regular exercise program
to lower risk of heart disease and a heart attack.
It was considered “too dangerous” at the time.
In the early
70’s he was the first to propose using cardio exercise as a foundation for an
active cardiac rehabilitation program. His detractors called the idea “the
height of stupidity” to exercise for heart health.
Always it seems, Cooper has stayed just a few steps ahead of the pack
when it comes to cardio exercise and the heart. Like so many pioneers and innovators is willing to put his reputation on the line for the sake of scientific progress.
recent landmark study by Cooper Clinic researchers
in Dallas, Texas shows that
one’s level of cardiovascular fitness has more to do with longevity than a host of other factors, including smoking, high blood pressure or a history of heart disease.
Studies also show that
thinner men who were out of shape were nearly three times more likely to die young than fat men who were fit.
The Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health confirmed what many of us have known for a long time—cardio exercise is good
it seems that it is even better than we thought.
The scientific community keeps discovering new
evidence that not exercising is hazardous to our heath.
a sedentary life style is equal to smoking a pack
of cigarettes per day!
Cardio Exercise is medicine. A wise person
advised that “Motion is the potion.”
following chart graphically describes some of the
incredible exercise benefits:
In addition to those listed on the chart, the benefits of exercise
relief, improved memory and thinking, increased energy and better sleep.
Exercise is also
a necessity for weight management. Cardio exercise
in the right amounts and intensity help us burn
surplus body fat 24 hours per day.
Yes, cardio exercise is good medicine. If you're not
getting your daily dose I suggest you try Dr. Sears
Pace Express program.
Pace Express works by using short intervals
of high intensity followed by a couple minutes of
really is the most effective way to improve your
cardiovascular system...and also is the best way I
know to burn off that excess body fat that "some
of us" have!