Effects of Exercise on Heart Disease

A study of how regular exercise reduces the risk of heart disease.

The paper studies risk factors for developing coronary heart disease such as heredity, smoking and poor diet and the effect each has on the heart. It then goes on to examine how the use of moderate exercise can drastically reduce these risks and assesses several kinds of exercises.
“Jogging has become very popular, especially with the onset of spring. Jogging, along with aerobics, dancercise, jazzercise, swimming, cycling, using treadmills and stair masters are forms of aerobics exercise. They are also called endurance exercises. Aerobics exercises help build endurance, keep the heart at a steady and elevated rates boosting HDL (“good” cholesterol), strengthen the bones in the spine, help maintain normal weight and improve one’s sense of well being. Another form of exercise is isometric training—weight training. Isometric exercise builds muscle strength, helps maintain bone density, improves digestion, and some research indicates, lowers LDL (“bad” cholesterol). “”