Sticking with Your Exercise Program

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Sticking with your new exercise routine

Have you resolved to start a new exercise routine in 2012? Here are helpful tips that can keep you motivated and focused throughout the year

Starting an exercise regimen is a popular New Year’s resolution many Americans make. That healthy intention, however, usually falls by the wayside for four out of five people. Nevertheless, one way to sidestep this frustrating pitfall is to develop an exercise plan that may help you stay motivated and focused throughout the year, says Gordon Blackburn, PhD, program director of Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Section of Preventive Cardiology at Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute.

Before you take your first exercise step, however, schedule a physical with your physician to check for health issues. This is especially important if you’re 45 and older or if you haven’t regularly exercised in the past.

Research has shown that healthy people who exercise regularly lower their risk of heart disease by 50 percent. What’s more, heart disease patients who regularly exercise cut their risk of dying from heart disease by 30 percent.

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You do not need a referral to make an appointment in the Preventive Cardiology Programs. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 216.444.9353 or 800.223.2273, ext. 49353.

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