Exercise & Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a collective term for a range of conditions that affect the heart and circulation.   The most common CVD conditions are heart attack and stroke which collectively are by far the leading causes of death worldwide. A heart attack occurs when the small coronary arteries feeding the heart muscle with blood become suddenly blocked by a blood clot. This is usually caused by a rupturing of fatty cholesterol plaques that have built up over time in the walls of the arteries although clots can arrive from elsewhere in the body. In either case, the sudden blockage deprives some of the...