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A man’s heart

ALPENA, Mich. — Women are not the only ones suffering from heart disease as the numbers are just as alarming with men.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men of most racial and ethnic groups in the US.

Personal Trainer and owner of Built By God Kollins Ezekh said eating healthy is one obvious way of avoiding heart disease but exercise is extremely important.  He said walking for 30 minutes to an hour six days a week is one of the simplest things you can do and shares other more strenuous ways of exercising.  Ezekh said the more vigorous exercises can be done every other day.

He said stress is one important contributor that puts many men and women at risk for heart disease.

Ezekh recommends fitness technology for those stuck in the office or even working from home.  He adds with or without technology our bodies need 30 minutes to one hour of exercise approximately every other day.

The CDC recommends limiting alcohol consumption and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables low in saturated fat, sodium and added sugar.