"Getting Your Money's Worth" with Judith West
|Vanessa Pahlad Singh / David Z. Prince|
- Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Montefiore Medical Center / M.D., FAAPMR, Director, Cardiac Recover Program, Montefiore Heart Center
Exercise programs are common. But Montefiore Medical Center's cardiac recovery program has a special exercise routine named the "Daisy Plan". The program is three days a week consisting of five minute stints on seven different machines: treadmill, seated elliptical, rowing, stationery bike and Stairmaster -- seven machines, five minutes each. The "Daisy Plan" is named for Daisy McFadden, a triple by-pass survivor of eleven years who recently celebrated her ninety-ninth birthday exercising at the Center and who still lived independently. Her program is monitored by Vanessa Pahlad Singh, exercise physiologist at the Center. Dr. David Prince who leads the Cardiac Recovery Unit cites research of significantly lowered risk of death by those who suffered heart disease and committed to cardiac rehab. They discuss the program with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Health Care, Longevity, Rehabilitation, Community Programs
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