This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Chip Lavie, MD.Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Director, Stress Testing Laboratory. FITNESS AND FATNESS: HOW EXCESS FAT CAN AFFECT YOUR HEART. The Obesity pandemic is well established with >70% of US adults being overweight (BMI >25) or obese (BMI >30) or severely obese (BMI >40). Obesity […]
Fatness and Fitness with Chip Lavie
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Cardiac Rehab with Dr. Chip Lavie
Surviving a heart attack is difficult enough, but for many patients, this is just the beginning of an often overlooked journey. Dr. Alain Bouchard discusses cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention with Dr. Chip Lavie, Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention and Director of the Exercise Laboratories at the John Ochsner […]
Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention
This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Chip Lavie. In the US, it is estimated that approximately 800,000 new and 200,000 recurrent myocardial infarctions occur each year. The prevalence of coronary artery disease and heart failure is increasing. Each year, over 950,000 patients undergo percutaneous coronary angioplasty, 400,000 patients undergo coronary bypass surgery, and […]
Standing Up is Still Doing a Little Exercise!
In this article from December 21, 2020, Dr. Martin Juneau of the Montreal Heart Institute has some good news for those seniors who hate exercise: standing up can count! OVERVIEW Sedentary lifestyle is associated with a significant increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer and an increased risk of dying prematurely. […]
Effects of Cold on Cardiovascular Health
In this article from February 16, 2021, Dr. Martin Juneau of the Montreal Heart Institute looks at the effects of cold temperatures on cardiovascular health. OVERVIEW Exposure to cold causes a contraction of blood vessels as well as an increase in blood pressure, heart rate, and the work of the heart muscle. The combination of cold and […]
Gradual Return to Physical Activity After Recovering from COVID-19
In this article from April 25, 2021, Dr. Martin Juneau of the Montreal Heart Institute explains how patients recovering from COVID-19 should return to physical activity. OVERVIEW People with persistent symptoms or who have had a severe form of COVID-19 or who may have a history of cardiopathy should consult a doctor before resuming physical activity. People […]
Living a Healthy Lifestyle with Dr. Martha Gulati
How much can a healthy lifestyle improve heart health, and how are we to know what is truly healthy in a world obsessed with fad diets and an all-or-nothing attitude towards exercise? Dr. Alain Bouchard is joined by Dr. Martha Gulati in a discussion ranging from sedentary lifestyles to the Mediterranean diet. Subscribe to the […]
Gut Microbiota: An Important Factor in the Effectiveness of Exercise to Prevent and Mitigate Diabetes
In this article from February 1, 2020, Dr. Martin Juneau of the Montreal Heart Institute looks at an important factor — gut microbiota — in the effectiveness of exercise to fight diabetes. OVERVIEW In overweight, prediabetic and sedentary men, exercise-induced changes in the gut microbiota are correlated with improvements in blood sugar control and insulin […]
Can Regular Exercise Compensate for Long Periods Spent Sitting?
In this article from April 9, 2019, Dr. Martin Juneau of the Montreal Heart Institute looks at the interplay between regular exercise and sedentary periods as it relates to health risk factors. It is well established that regular physical exercise improves lipid levels, glucose tolerance, and insulin sensitivity, all of which are cardiovascular risk factors. […]
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