Federal Exercise Guidelines Could Endanger the Heart, Warns Heart Disease Author Al Sears, M.D.

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Dr. Al Sears, author of The DoctorÂ?s Heart Cure, http://www.dragondoor.com/b30.html warns that the new federal guidelines for exercise are an improvement over earlier recommendations yet still miss the healthiest mark. According to Dr. Al Sears, the key is to exercise harder, not longer. Rather than 30 to 90 minutes of exercise daily, as the Federal guidelines recommend Dr. Al SearsÂ? PACEÂ? (Progressively Accelerating Cardiopulmonary Exertion) program averages only 10 minutes a day.

St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) January 20, 2005 – Dr. Al Sears, author of The Doctor’s Heart Cure, http://www.dragondoor.com/b30.html warns that the new federal guidelines for exercise are an improvement over earlier recommendations yet still miss the healthiest mark. According to Dr. Al Sears, the key is to exercise harder, not longer. Rather than 30 to 90 minutes of exercise daily, as the Federal guidelines recommend Dr. Al Sears’ PACE™ (Progressively Accelerating Cardiopulmonary Exertion) program averages only 10 minutes a day.

“Long-duration exercise is a waste of time and can actually cause other health problems,” explains Dr. Al Sears. “That type of exercise makes the heart and lungs more efficient, but reduces their reserve capacity to respond effectively to sudden demands. For the heart, reserve capacity is crucial. It can mean the difference between a long healthy life and sudden death from a heart attack.”

Scientific studies support Dr. Al Sears’ recommendations. Harvard researchers examined exercise and cardiovascular health among middle-aged men in their 2000 study. It is shocking to learn that the risk of heart disease for people who exercise for long durations was twice as high as those who exercise for short durations

PACE™ begins with 20 minutes of exercise three times a week. After several weeks PACE ™ advocates two ten-minute intervals. After a month or two, workouts accelerate to one nine-minute interval, a three-minute rest period, and a second nine-minute interval. The intensity increases as the duration decreases.

The benefits of shorter bursts of exercise include increased cardiac pumping ability. Other benefits include boosting lung capacity for increased endurance and disease resistance, strengthening muscle and bone, reversing age-associated fat around the middle, and returning strength and speed to more youthful levels.

There is further detail about Dr. Sears’ exercise recommendations and supportive scientific research in his new book, The Doctor’s Heart Cure, Beyond the Modern Myths of Diet and Exercise: The Clinically-Proven Plan of Breakthrough Health Secrets That Helps You Build a Powerful, Disease-Free Heart available through http://www.dragondoor.com.

Al Sears, M.D. owns and operates The Center for Health and Wellness an integrative medicine and anti-aging clinic in south Florida where he has treated over 15,000 patients. Dr Sears is an adjunct professor at Barry University teaching anatomy, human physiology, and nutrition.

For additional information on Al Sears M.D. and The Doctor’s Heart Cure, to arrange interviews or receive review copies contact John Du Cane at 651-487-3828.

The Doctor’s Heart Cure is available online at http://www.dragondoor.com or by calling 1-800-899-5111.

Dragon Door Publications, Inc is the leading provider in the United States of cutting-edge information on diet, nutrition and exercise.

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John Du Cane

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