Renowned Cardiologist Publishes Prescription for Exercise in a Book

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A step-by-step guide in a new book from cardiologist James Beckerman, M.D.: “Heart to Start: The Eight-Week Exercise Prescription to Live Longer, Beat Heart Disease and Run Your Best Race”

Dr. James Beckerman

“Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women throughout the world, but it turns out, you control about 80 percent of your risk,” said Dr. Beckerman.

Through inspiring personal stories, scientific facts and easy-to-follow tips, “Heart to Start: The Eight-Week Exercise Prescription to Live Longer, Beat Heart Disease and Run Your Best Race” leads readers through a simple, yet effective eight-week exercise program that will help transform their health and create more active lifestyles.

“It’s a prescription for exercise – in a book,” said James Beckerman, M.D., cardiologist with Providence Heart and Vascular Institute. “Heart to Start” has self-assessments to help readers measure their fitness levels and track their progress as they work their way through the detailed week-by-week schedule of simple aerobic and resistance workouts.

“Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women throughout the world, but it turns out, you control about 80 percent of your risk,” said Dr. Beckerman. Choices such as quitting smoking and eating a healthier diet help reduce a person’s risk of heart disease. But Dr. Beckerman believes that “exercise is the least prescribed and most effective heart treatment.”

After kicking off their journey, readers can share details or get advice from others through the Heart to Start community. By liking Heart to Start on Facebook, people can receive regular tips on living a healthier life.

This is Dr. Beckerman’s second book. His previous title “The Flex Diet,” attracted national attention and was featured on NBC’s Today Show. “Heart to Start” is now available as a paperback and for Kindle on Amazon.com.

Media wishing to review Heart to Start should contact Lisa Helderop or Laura Klink to request a copy.

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