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Warfarin for Heart Disease Prevention

Monday, March 19th, 2012

In another piece of aspirin-related news, British researchers reported in the January 24 Lancet that taking low doses of both aspirin and warfarin (Coumadin) — another anti-clotting drug — prevents a first heart attack or fatal heart problem better than either drug alone. This is the first study to show that warfarin might be useful for heading off coronary artery disease as well as treating it. (more…)

Cardio Training Guidelines

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Frequency: 3-5 times/week
Intensity: “Somewhat hard.” You can also use the following ACSM guidelines (but we think it’s just as easy and effective to use perceived exertion): 55% to 90% of maximum heart rate or 40-85% of maximum heart rate reserve
Time: 20 to 60 minutes continuous exercise, or two to six 10-minute bouts accumulated throughout the day.

Cardiovascular fitness is the ability of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels to provide oxygen to working tissues in order to sustain prolonged exercise. As cardiovascular fitness increases, many favorable side effects also take place. A few of them are listed in the table on the right.
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