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AMERICAN HEART MONTH IS THE PERFECT TIME TO BECOME HEART SMART

 CHASKA, Minn., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent studies indicate coronary heart disease is responsible for more deaths each year than all forms of cancer combined! Lack of physical activity and the American diet, rich in fat and cholesterol, has been the enemy. However, now people are learning to fight back.
 In fact, the American Heart Association is so sure people have the power to decrease the 550,000 annual deaths due to heart disease that it recently published the following position statement:
 "Regular aerobic physical activity increases exercise capacity
 and plays a role in both primary and secondary prevention of
 cardiovascular disease. Inactivity is recognized as a risk factor
 for coronary artery disease."
 To motivate people to take care of their heart, the American Heart Association annually celebrates the month of February as American Heart Month. During the month, people are encouraged to make sure their heart is healthy by having their cholesterol level checked, decreasing the amount of saturated fat in their diet and beginning and maintaining a regular program of physical activity.
 Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., in his book, "Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper's Preventive Medicine Program: Controlling Cholesterol," simplistically summed up how to have a healthy heart with the following conclusions:
 -- Exercise may result in a significant increase in HDLs (High- Density Lipoproteins). In turn, these lipoproteins transport cholesterol from the body's tissues to the liver, where cholesterol is eliminated.
 -- Exercise can increase HDLs in heart-attack survivors and may lower their risk for subsequent attacks.
 -- Being sedentary may significantly lower your HDLs making you the perfect candidate for a heart attack.
 -- There is no age limit on the beneficial impact of aerobic exercise in raising HDLs.
 As noted, the best way to make sure your heart is healthy is to engage in a program of regular aerobic activity. Harvey Aigens, M.D. of Riverdale, N.Y., found this out after experiencing a heart attack. "I had a heart attack at age 43. That's when I decided I should heed the serious warning. I stopped smoking, lost weight and began exercising on a NordicTrack cross-country ski machine," Aigens said. "I'm now in excellent shape after losing 50 pounds. A follow-up stress test revealed that my cardiovascular function, exercise tolerance and energy level has dramatically improved because of the cardiovascular workout I get with my NordicTrack."
 "Many people have looked to NordicTrack over the past 18 years for solutions to their cardiovascular needs," said Jim Bostic, NordicTrack president and CEO. "We celebrate American Heart Month along with the American Heart Association in hopes of educating people about the benefits of exercise before a physical tragedy such as a heart attack occurs."
 NordicTrack, a CML company, sells eight models of its cross-country ski machine ranging in price from $299.95 to $1,899.95. The top five models come standard with electronics to monitor workout progress. All models come with a two-year limited product warranty and can be shipped anywhere in the United States and the world. For more information, call 1-800-328-5888, ext. 635.
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 /NOTE: For a photo or transparency call Marie Mills-Staffanson at 612-368-2514/
 /CONTACT: Marie Mills-Staffanson, 612-368-2514, or Julie Wohlford, 612-368-5184, both of NordicTrack/


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