Those of us that have circulation and
heart problems need to exercise but we need the right kind of exercise The best
exercise for people with severe circulation problems is simply to walk. Yes I know
walking can be hard especially if you have claudication and peripheral vascular
disease. I have been there done that. I have at one time in my life not been
able to walk a full block with out calf pain so intense I had to stop. And that
is how you do it. You just keep going and then stop and then start again. This
is very similar to interval training. Then you graduate to the program
that is saving people from heart and circulation by the thousands. It is called
the Pace program and was invented and patented by Dr. Al Sears.
You can ditch those grueling, monotonous,
"Cardio" Routines and uncover a lean, disease free body in as little as 12
minutes a day. Many of today's greatest athletes know the secret. Carl Lewis,
the winner of 9 Olympic gold medals, credits interval training – the basis of
the PACE® program – for his record-breaking career. He even recommends it to
non-athletes who want to reach their highest potential.
By increasing the intensity and varying the duration of
each interval according to the program, your heart and lungs get the right
challenge they need to transform and stay fit and strong – well beyond the age
Where long-duration exercise causes your heart and lungs
to shrink, PACE® does just the opposite.
PACE® builds up reserve capacity in your heart (the only way to avoid a
heart attack) and triggers the expansion of your lungs (your ticket to a long,
Back to the Harvard research study--the
researchers published the Harvard Health Professionals Study. After
studying over 7,000 people they found that the key to preventing heart disease
is intensity – NOT long-duration exercise.
This is the exercise program I have
switched to. The main attraction in the beginning was the short time needed but
every other indication now tells me it just flat works, more on that later. I
strongly recommend that you give the Pace program a try. You will not regret it.
If you have recently had corrective
surgery for circulation problems, including bypass or valve surgery, it has been
shown that the Pace
Program is the best method for
heart health exercise.