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Dr. Steven Reisman, A New York Cardiologist, discusses the hidden benefits of exercise as an invited speaker at the FBI in New York.

Dr. Steven Reisman was an invited speaker at the F.B.I in Manhattan on June 30, 2010 to discussheart attack prevention. As part of this lecture he discussed the advantages of exercise in therelationship to general health and in particular, in the prevention of cardiac disease. One of thereferences Dr. Reisman used was an article in the Wall Street Journal from January 5, 2010entitled “The Hidden Benefits of Exercise”.

The article described how moderate exercise can be extremely successful in the preventionof disease in general. This includes bolstering the body’s immune system, improving thebody’s response to influenza vaccine, and making the individual less prone to viral infections.Dr. Reisman discussed the advantage of regular exercise including something as simple as athirty to forty-five minute brisk walk daily five times a week which has been shown to have apositive effect. The article described how individuals who undergo this type of program canreduce the number of sick days up to 50% compared to sedentary subjects. Inactivity can posea significant risk to one’s health contributing to heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, cancer,depression, arthritis, and osteoporosis. In relation to heart disease, studies have shown thatexercise can lower blood pressure, reduce bad cholesterol, and decrease the incidence of diabetes.

There are guidelines developed by the Department of Health and Human Services and available atwww.health.gov/paguidelines. A survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicineand American Medical Association found that only four out of ten doctors talk to their patientsabout the importance of exercise. Dr. Reisman, a Manhattan Cardiologist stated that at the NewYork Cardiac Diagnostic Center diet and exercise in the prevention of heart disease are importantfeatures of all patient interaction. Muscle strengthening activities two or more days a week arealso suggested along with aerobic exercise.

Early detection of high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and diabetes can be easily determinedon a simple office visit with a basic blood test along with a basic history and physical examination.


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Dr. Steven Reisman, A New York Cardiologist, discusses the hidden benefits of exercise as an invited speaker at the FBI in New York.



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