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Put Your Heart Into Your Workout

Updated: Oct 17, 2019

We understand the benefits of a healthy heart and hope that this article will help you too.

CVD or Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer in the United States effecting ~17.1 million people each year.

  • One in every four deaths is due to CVD. That is 25% of deaths!

  • Every 43 seconds a person dies from a heart attack and each minute someone dies from a heart disease related event.

You do not want to be part of these statistics. The worst part or maybe it is the best part; about all of this is that 6/8 of the risk factors you can control.

Here is what you cannot control: Age/Gender and Family History/Genetics.

You are at a higher risk for Cardiovascular Disease if…

  • You are a Male over 45 or a Female over 55

  • Death in immediate family due to CVD in a male relative before 55 or female relative before 65

Here is what you can control

You are at a higher risk for Cardiovascular Disease if…

  • You Smoke Cigarettes: oxygen binds to hemoglobin (in the blood) to supply muscles (heart is a muscle). Carbon monoxide from cigarettes takes over hemoglobin and limits oxygen and over works the heart!

  • You are Sedentary: not participating in 30 min of activity 3 days a week

  • You are Obese: other diseases are linked to CVD

  • You have Hypertension:(High Blood Pressure) Normal is 120/80 mmHg

  • You have Dyslipidemia:(high cholesterol) improper lipid (fat) levels in the blood affects arteries

  • You are Prediabetic: fasting glucose level is too high but not diagnosed diabetic

I understand this is a lot of information, but what I want you to do is read the risks again and tally the ones that you said yes too!


How many risks do you have and what does it mean?

  • If you said yes to 0 or 1 risk factor, you are considered LOW risk! :)

  • If you said yes to 2-8 of these risk factors than you are considered MODERATE risk! :|

  • If you have major signs or symptoms with 2-8 risk factors or a known CVD, Pulmonary, or Metabolic disease you are HIGH risk! :(

The bottom line to this is, do you know your risks? Are you doing something to help yourself live a longer, healthier, and happier life? If you are moderate or high risk, you should talk to your doctor right away!

Exercise can help you reduce the risk of dying from a Cardiovascular disease by improving weight, blood pressure, dyslipidemia, and prediabetes. Here at XIP we care about our clients, it is not always just about being faster and stronger, but it is about heart health too.

Are you putting your heart into your workout? Because, we sure are!!!

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