Cardiovascular fitness, also called cardiorespiratory fitness, is the ability of the lungs to provide oxygen to the blood and the heart - as well as transport the oxygenated blood to the cells of the body. It is also the ability of the body to sustain an activity for an extended period of time. At Harris & Renshaw Physical Therapy, we realize how important this is to the overall health of our patients. Our professional evaluation of your cardiovascular fitness will absolutely give you the confidence - and the information you need to make the necessary improvements for a longer, and happier life.
Sadly, hundreds of thousands of Americans are hospitalized for heart attack, (acute myocardial infarction or AMI) each year. Heart failure accounts for more than 700,000 hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries every year and is associated with high rates of mortality and morbidity. Many of these never receive important therapies which are well known to be highly beneficial. We've done the math. Heart disease and stroke together account for about 37 percent of all deaths in the United States. The American Heart Association estimates that the direct and indirect costs of these diseases will reach well beyond $370 billion this year.
When you participate in a Harris & Renshaw Physical Therapy conditioning program you benefit in many ways:
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Increase HDL Cholesterol
- Decrease Total Cholesterol
- Decrease Body Fat due to Utilizing Fat as Energy
- Increase Heart Function and its Ability to Pump More Blood
- Decrease Stress Reactions and Anxiety
- Reduce Glucose-stimulated Insulin
- Increase Oxygen Output to Body
- Decrease Resting Heart Rate
- Increase Cardiac Output
- Increase Aerobic Work Capacity
Contact us today to learn more.
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