Category Archives: Heart Health

National Walking Day – Wednesday April 1st

National Walking Day

Around 80% of adults do not get enough regular physical activity to maintain good health, which leads to increased risk of heart disease, chronic fatigue and poorer quality of life.

On National Walking Day, Americans are encouraged to lace up their sneakers and take 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk. Walking is one of the easiest and cheapest activities you can do to improve your quality of life. Continue reading National Walking Day – Wednesday April 1st

All Student Athletes Need Cardiac Evaluations

High School Football

A majority of Sudden Cardiac Deaths in student athletes are attributed to a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, commonly known as an enlarged heart or the “silent killer”. This genetic condition occurring in 1 out of every 500 people causes the muscle in the heart to abnormally thicken and force the heart to work harder to pump blood and can lead to dangerous heart arrhythmias. Continue reading All Student Athletes Need Cardiac Evaluations