Exercise and Coronary Artery Disease
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Physical activity has a positive influence on mind and body health. ASEP
Board Certified Exercise Physiologists are healthcare professionals responsible for
developing individualized exercise prescriptions to help manage coronary risk factors
(physical inactivity, hypertension, high serum cholesterol, cigarette smoking, obesity,
family history, psychological stress, and diabetes mellitus) associated with the
sedentary lifestyle and the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease. Regular
exercise increases the delivery and utilization of oxygen that produces high-energy
compounds, adenosine triphosphate, for efficient and sustainable muscle contraction
and relaxation. Chronic adaptations to regular exercise consist of positive structural and
functional changes to the lungs, heart, and skeletal muscles. The profession of exercise
physiology is witnessing an unprecedented opportunity to prescribe exercise medicine
to manage chronic diseases and disabilities. This is good because 45% of the U.S.
population has a chronic medical condition.
Angina pectoris, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes, Exercise
Prescription, Hypertension, Obesity, Physiology of exercise, Serum lipids, Stress.
American Society of Exercise Physiologists, USA.