The golden rule of physical well-being: perform at least 20 minutes of moderate physical activity every day for a total of at least 150 minutes of weekly physical activity.
Technology, sport and growth is part of a new culture of cardiovascular prevention "tailored" for each person and each family. These have been the topics discussed during the first edition of Milano Heart Week, the cycle of conferences and events organized by Centro Cardiologico Monzino IRCCS in Milan. As part of this event, Technogym hosted in its flagship store in Via Durini 1, in collaboration with the Centro Cardiologico Monzino, the day is called " Fare attività fisica fa bene al cuore” (Doing physical activity is good for the heart), an open day dedicated to prevention and wellness.
The conference was moderated by Gianni Valenti, Deputy Director of Gazzetta dello Sport and the main speakers included; Dr. Silvano Zanuso Ph.D, Scientific Communication & Research Manager Technogym and Dr. Antonio Dello Russo, cardiologist at the Monzino Sport Cardiology Centre Monzino IRCCS. Also present as sports physicians were Dr. Stefano Mazzoni, sports physician for A.C. Milan, Dr. Rudy Tavana, sports physician for Torino F.C. and Dr. Piero Volpi, sports physician for F.C. Internazionale.
Physical exercise as a medicine
In addition, twice a week a more structured form of physical activity should be performed, involving an increase in intensity by performing both aerobic (constant intensity activities over a prolonged period of time such as running, swimming or biking) and anaerobic (high-intensity activities for a short duration such as weightlifting) exercises.
In essence, even if the body weight does not change, the body composition, by decreasing fat and increasing muscle mass, does. The change in body compositions equals an increase in calorie expenditure at rest, because muscle tissue is metabolically more active than fat. These two effects are extremely valuable in the prevention and rehabilitation of cardiovascular diseases and disorders, both for individuals at risk and not.
In fact, in the world of football it was not uncommon for heart disease to occur due to a lack of monitoring or an inadequate training and rehabilitation course. These events have increased the level of care on the cardiac health of footballers, and subsequently, on all athletes who practice other sports.
Technology is an ally of our heart
The first form of prevention is the evaluation of the electrocardiogram, both at rest and under stress, by the sports doctor. However, today other heart rate monitoring systems that are especially useful in training are also widely used, such as heart rate monitors, pulse metres and heart rate sensors embedded in gym equipment. These systems allow a constant and real-time heart rate monitoring, and have become an integral part of the most sophisticated cardio-fitness equipment.