Heart disease leading cause of death in US, February dedicated t - FOX34 Lubbock

Heart disease leading cause of death in US, February dedicated to heart health

Posted: Updated:
LUBBOCK, Texas -

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the U.S. This month is all about learning about heart health and the benefits of exercise. 

Cardiologist Marc Levine stays heart healthy by adding exercise into his daily routine. He emphasizes it's role in preventing future heart problems. 

"And it turns out, even the healthy ones, if they develop a heart problem and they've exercised beforehand, they do much better than people who don't exercise. Exercise is so important," he said.

Jeff Ebert has been Dr. Levine's trainer for years. Ebert said for those new to exercising, meeting with a trainer can help determine the best workout routine for your lifestyle. 

"A lot of people are intimidated at first, so you just kind of have to go into it with some ease. And kind of what I like to do is get a feel for what they're looking for and what they want to do and then I can advise them from there," he said. 

He added our bodies are built for running and is one of the best exercises for our hearts. 

"Cardio really works the hearts, gets the blood flowing well," Ebert said. 

Dr. Levine's biggest advice; exercise more, eat and smoke less. 

"It's a big problem. It's people overeat and they smoke. And tobacco and overeating are really lethal combinations," he said. 

This year Covenant Health's Lifestyle Centre is partnering with the Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehab Program. 

Through the partnership, if someone does have an issue with heart disease, they'll have access to a certified center right here in Lubbock to get them back on their feet.


Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2020 RAMAR. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.