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July 21, 2011

HEART HEALTH EDUCATION GROUP DISCUSSES BENEFITS OF EXERCISE

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Healthy Hearts Education Group at Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) will discuss the benefits of exercise on Tuesday, August 2, in the medical center’s Private Dining Room One at 1 p.m. The group, which meets monthly at MRMC, encourages the public to attend this free event.

Jackie Hill, an exercise physiologist on the cardiac rehabilitation staff at MRMC, will discuss the types of exercises that provide the most benefit for heart health, the amount of exercise we need each day, and the importance of the warm-up and cool-down process.

“Studies by the American Heart Association show that exercising for as little as 30 minutes per day can help reduce our risk of heart disease,” Hill said. “Something as simple as walking can have a major impact on our heart health. We will talk about the benefits of physical activity and discuss the amount of time that should be spent on exercise each day.”

For more information on the Healthy Hearts Education Group at MRMC, call 931.381.1111, extension 4343.