Heart disease is the number one killer on the planet.  At some point you, or someone you know, will have a heart disease diagnosis and might even possibly suffer a heart attack.  When this happens it is one of the most frightening things to happen in a person’s life.

When a person does suffer from a heart attack the last thing they want to hear, and many times expect to hear, is that they need to go to therapy and exercise.  But, what needs to be remembered is that the heart is a muscle, a muscle that can grow stronger through the proper therapy and exercise program.

Most people think that once they have a heart attack they will be prescribed medication to alleviate their pains and other problems.  They can take a pill for pain, and a pill for cholesterol, and a pill to reduce blood clots and on-and-on. 

However, there is one prescription that will address all of these and most other issues of heart attacks.  A proper therapy and exercise plan has the benefit of addressing cardiac problems and other related issues including anxiety, sleeplessness, depression, and more.

Research has backed this up, as heart attack survivors who participate in therapy and exercise don’t have to take as much medication, require fewer major surgeries, and are less likely to die from a second heart attack then those who stay on the couch.

Laugh it Up!

Fun Fact:  A good belly laugh can send 20% more blood flowing through your entire body. That’s why laughter might just be the perfect antidote to stress.  When you laugh, the lining of your blood vessel walls relaxes and expands. So have a good giggle. Your heart will thank you.

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