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TAKE A FEW STEPS TOWARDS 
A HEALTHY HEART

Cynthia Ruiz, M.D., Cardiologist Redlands Community Hospital and Beaver medical Clinic

Published in The Redlands Daily Facts - 2/24/10
Re-printed with permission.

Redlands Community Hospitals Encourages Runners
to Not Skip a Beat When Dealing with Heart Disease

REDLANDS, Calif-- February is Heart Month--a time to take stock of 
the health of your heart. One of the best things anyone can do for 
good heart health is running. Hundreds will be training this season 
for the Run through Redlands event, taking place on April 18, 2010.
 
"When taking into consideration your heart health, you should be 
certain to include any of a number of cardio vascular exercises to 
your regimen, training or participating in the Run through Redlands 
Event is a great way to have fun and stay healthy," says Cynthia Ruiz, M.D., a cardiologist with Redlands Community Hospital and Beaver Medical Group.  "Cardio vascular exercises get your heart rate up and work the muscles in your heart that help to achieve a higher level of heart health, as well as improving the overall health of your body."
  
Before taking on a 5k, 10k, or half-marathon, always consult a 
physician before beginning an exercise regimen.  "Heart problems can be treated in many different ways, but the best option is still to prevent them altogether by incorporating exercise in your life, Dr. Ruiz said.  "This disease is a serious one, and it can lead to stroke or heart attacks.  Heart problems can be passed on within families for generations - some times more visible and some times less known."
  
Sponsors of the Run Through Redlands, including Redlands Community Hospital and Beaver Medical Group, make it possible to provide a quality running event while raising money for scholarships and other worthy local charities. The event is one of the biggest in the Inland Empire, providing a healthful and family oriented environment for participants of all ages.

To register for the Run through Redlands, or for more information 
about the event, visit www.redlands-events.com  or call the Kiwanis Club's 24-hour InfoLine at 909-748-0637.