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Mon Well being promotes wholesome hearts with Strolling with Warden each Tuesday

MORGANTOWN — February is Coronary heart Month and Dr. Bradford Warden, Mon Well being Coronary heart and Vascular Middle director and chief of cardiology, thought up a approach to promote coronary heart well being and not using a physician’s appointment.

It’s known as Strolling with Warden, held each Tuesday at HealthWorks Rehab and Health.

The pre-walk speak on coronary heart well being.

He needed a venue, he mentioned, the place folks may get some train plus some data on coronary heart well being. They meet on the indoor observe overlooking the HealthWorks gymnasium.

Warden opens with a quick speak. In the course of the first one, on Feb. 6, he talked about ldl cholesterol. The next week, after we visited, the subject was coronary heart assaults and angina.

“After which we begin strolling. And completely different folks will come up, and I’ll sluggish my velocity down … and so they’ll simply ask questions whereas we’re strolling.” The session lasts half-hour, he mentioned, and he spent the entire half-hour answering questions on the primary day.

They do laps across the observe whereas they speak, however he doesn’t preserve depend, he mentioned.

Walkers will ask him about their very own points, coronary heart medicines, coronary heart well being usually. There are solely three issues medical doctors can do to scale back the dangers of blockages, he mentioned: for diabetics, deal with their diabetes; for these with hypertension, deal with that; and deal with ldl cholesterol.

All the pieces else is as much as the affected person: food regimen, train, smoking and so forth.

We requested if he plans to proceed Strolling with Warden when Coronary heart Month ends. “We’re planning on doing it; I feel it’s nice. I do suppose it’s a sensible method for folks to get data.”

The 30-minute periods are based mostly on the concept that good cardio train requires 150 minutes of train per week, he mentioned. Most individuals break it into 5 30-minute periods.

And that doesn’t imply strolling up and down the corridor on the workplace. An individual wants a minimum of 10 minutes of steady train to get the cardiac profit. Lower than which may be good for different issues — muscle tone, bone energy and such, however not for the guts.

Strolling with Warden runs from 4-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. It’s open to everybody and not using a HealthWorks membership or an appointment at Mon Well being cardiology.

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