Exercise and Heart Health

February is Heart Month Blog
Do you exercise? The benefits of exercising are substantial. There are many reasons why people exercise whether it is to satisfy their body image goals or more so for preventative purposes. Whichever it is, there is good news for fitness enthusiast. Recently, a new study indicated that physically active individuals have a heightened chance of surviving a heart attack versus individuals that do not exercise. The article was recently published in European Journal of Preventive Cardiology and stated that people that exercise may develop collateral blood vessels. By developing these blood vessels in the heart it ensures that enough blood is being pumped to the heart even after there is a blockage.  Also, levels of chemical substances may increase due to exercise resulting in less heart injury because of increased blood flow from a heart attack. Allen School’s Medical Assisting program has an Echocardiogram (EKG) course that teaches students about the functions of the heart, how to perform and interoperate basic rhythms and recognize rhythm abnormalities. Exercise has been proven to be beneficial for the overall health of people. These findings serve as another great reason to continue your workout regimen or get started with one! If you would like to read the full article then Click Here Allen School of Health Sciences encourages our students across all campuses to workout. Every week we host Workout Wednesday’s in the evening for current students. If you are a Medical Assisting or Nursing Assisting student then contact Student Services for time and location.

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