World Heart Day: Do You Have an Exercise Regime to Protect Your Heart?

World Heart Day: Do You Have an Exercise Regime to Protect Your Heart? World Heart Day: Do You Have an Exercise Regime to Protect Your Heart?

September 28, 20171 min read

Sept. 29 is World Heart Day. It’s a day researchers, practitioners and health officials around the globe are taking part in to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention.

According to the World Heart Federation (WHF), heart disease and strokes kill more than 17 million people every year. It’s the leading cause of death on the planet, edging out cancer.

One way to achieving better heart health is maintaining a healthy lifestyle by making physical fitness a key component of everyday life.

But what makes an effective exercise program and what types of exercises are right for you? How do you start if you’re not used to being active?

Missouri State University’s Dr. Barbara Bushman, an expert in health, wellness and exercise, can answer these questions and provide insight on reducing the risk of heart disease.


She is editor of the first and second editions of American College of Sports Medicine’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health. She has been quoted in news outlets and magazines, such as USA Today, The Boston Globe, Huffington Post and Reader's Digest. Click on her icon to contact her.


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