The Doctor Is In: Little exercise, big benefits

This content is sponsored and provided by Beaumont Health. 

Expert: Cardiologist Pamela Marcovitz, M.D, director of the Ministrelli Women's Heart Center.

A new Beaumont Health study featured in the July issue of "Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise," the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine,  found middle-aged and older women who exercise moderately to vigorously, three times a week for at least 30 minutes, were able to significantly reduce cardiac risk factors in just six months.

Dr. Pam Marcovitz says the study revealed that adding a little exercise showed big benefits. 

Specifically, participants in Beaumont's Women Exercising to Live Longer (WELL) program, achieved reductions in weight, cholesterol and blood pressure, along with symptoms of depression and anxiety.

For information about participating in the WELL program, call program coordinator Jennifer Godlew at 248-655-5954.

Living Well for your Heart & Soul

Thursday, Feb. 28
Beaumont Health and Fitness Center
25631 Little Mack
St. Clair Shores
Doors open for registration at 5 p.m. 

Fox 2 News anchor Deena Centofanti will emcee the free event, which begins with a health fair that features:

+ Beaumont pharmacists to answer your medication questions
+ Free blood pressure and other screenings
+ Healthy cooking and exercise demonstrations