Dr. Sears Measures VO2 Max In Patients Because Lung Power Helps You Live Longer.
Americas #1 Anti-Aging MD Develops First Anti-Aging Fitness Program, P.A.C.E., Based On Expanding Lung Power As The Key To Heart Health, Living Younger, and Longevity.
May 21, 2014 (Newswire.com) - Recent studies of supercentenarians (people living to 110 or longer) show that the better the lungs work, the less likely a person is to die of any illness. In fact, increasing lungpower is especially good at healing heart disease. .
For many years, anti-aging specialist and the founder of the Dr. Sears Center for Health and Wellness in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, Dr. Al Sears, MD, has been promoting lung power as the key to heart health, brain function, and longevity. In his practice, he regularly test patients for VO2 Max, which is a measure of the maximum rate of oxygen consumption as measured during incremental exercise.
"I have an obligation to my patients to improve their health, and in order to do that, the most important thing I can do is to improve their lungs. Lung power, which I can measure from their VO2 Max, has been proven to be the number-one predictor of how long you'll live.", Dr. Sears said. "The better your lungs work, the less likely you are to die of any illness or disease. Increasing lung power is especially effective at improving the performance of your heart."
Dr. Sears takes issue with current fitness advice that focuses on endurance training and cardio. Low intensity endurance training actually has the opposite effect on the body than what the individual is trying to accomplish. Instead of strengthening the heart and lungs, cardio reduces the capacity of the lungs and weakens the heart. It also signals the body to store fat.
"Fitness advice these days is too often wrong. First, they tell you to do cardio which actually takes power from your lungs and reduces your heart's pumping power as well.", Dr. Sears explained. "Some new fitness gurus recommend high intensity training, but that is not realistic for a lot of people. Jumping into high exertion is not safe either."
Dr. Sears developed the P.A.C.E. fitness program. P.A.C.E. stands for Progressively Accelerating Cardiopulmonary Exertion. It is designed so that anyone at any fitness level can begin at their own PACE and incrementally increase their exertion as they get stronger. It progressively makes the challenge harder and that helps build stronger lungs and a more powerful heart.
"I often recommend body weight exertion for P.A.C.E. because those movements resemble challenges you face in everyday life. You do short sets of high exertion for you, followed by recovery.", Dr. Sears said. "This is where P.A.C.E. is different. The recovery time is as important as the exertion. Recover fully between each set. The key is to shorten your recovery time as your lungs get stronger. An entire workout should take no longer than 12 to 20 minutes."
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About Al Sears MD
Dr. Al Sears, MD currently owns and operates the Dr. Sears' Center for Health and Wellness in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. It's a successful integrative medicine and anti-aging clinic with over 25,000 patients.
His cutting-edge therapies and reputation for solving some of the most difficult-to-diagnose cases attract patients from around the world. Dr. Sears was one of the first physicians to be board-certified in anti-aging medicine.
As a pioneer in this new field of medicine, he is an avid researcher, published author, and enthusiastic lecturer. He is the first doctor licensed in the U.S. to administer TA-65, the most important breakthrough in anti-aging medicine today. Dr. Sears currently writes and publishes several monthly newsletters, including ,the monthly e-Newsletter, Confidential Cures, and daily email broadcasts, Doctor's House Call and Ageless Beauty Secrets.
He also contributes to a host of other publications in the field, and has appeared on over 50 national radio programs, ABC News, CNN, and ESPN. For more information about Dr. Al Sears, M.D. please go to: http://www.AlSearsMD.com
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