It's no secret that getting exercise is a great way to look and feel healthy. Still, the activity may not be as popular amongst those in retirement living communities as it should be.
Cardiac rehabilitation has proven to be an underused treatment for people who have suffered heart attacks and strokes, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune.
The news source also reports that the treatment may not be recommended enough for patients who have undergone procedures such as angioplasty or bypass surgery.
Retirement living seniors, or even those enjoying independent living, should keep these findings in mind if they are faced with heart disease, as the therapy could build their cardiac health.
Even walking just half an hour a day and lifting light weights could contribute to a healthier body.
"Cardiac rehabilitation allows people with heart disease to not only survive but thrive," said Dr. Barry Franklin, director of cardiac rehabilitation at Beaumont Hospitals in Michigan.
According to an article on BodyBuilding.com, active living seniors who participate in weightlifting can expect to lower heart disease and blood pressure. These same people can anticipate increased bone and muscle mass.