Proper diet may be a factor in this relationship as well. Studies have shown that patients are much more willing to take a drug and start an exercise program than they are to change their eating habits. But as fitness professionals most of us will agree, that our clients see the most change and reach their goals when they also change their diet, especially when it comes to weight loss or body composition changes.
unfortunately, there are people who do all the right things in terms of diet and exercise, may even take drugs, and still suffer heart attacks as a result of blocked coronary arteries.
It’s probably something in their personal genetic make-up.
But it is very rare, and most people will benefit greatly from the combination of proper diet and exercise.
Good answers. A review of the literature suggests that inadequate vigorous exercise/activity, high fat/high calorie diet and, especially, genetic tendency all increase the risk for coronary artery blockage. The risk is significantly increased if two or more of the risk factors are combined. The best and only appropriate answer to your question, since it involves diagnosis of etiology and prognosis, is your client’s cardiologist.