Exercise to keep heart healthy
UWA’S Exercise and Performance Centre launched its Healthy Hearts program last Monday at its annual open day.
Healthy Hearts is an exercise program tailored for cardiology patients or for those deemed to be at risk.
Physiotherapist Deborah Kounis said participants received a free heart screening that helped to identify if they were at risk.
“We all know someone who has been told their cholesterol or triglycerides are too high, we have heard of people who have had to have a stent put in or family who may have suffered a heart attack,” she said.
“Quite often, these people are advised to incorporate exercise as part of their treatment.
“Our program is for those needing rehabilitation post cardiac event or those wishing to make lifestyle changes.”
Exercise physiologist Dylan Warner, who supervises Healthy Hearts, said the program was attractive and unique in the way it offered high clinical standards in health care.
“Each session is very closely supervised by accredited exercise physiologists and qualified personnel,” he said.
“Monitoring is available for each client as they exercise so it is a very safe environment for patients wishing to embark on a new program.”
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