Doctor ditches white coat for walking shoes

Westerville, Ohio (CNN)Cardiologist Dr. David Sabgir thought he was doing everything he could to help his patients.

He spent extra time during appointments, listening to their issues and giving advice on how to live a healthier life.

“But in the end, I just wasn’t successful at encouraging them to get out there and get physically active,” said Sabgir, who has been in practice for 12 years.

Heart disease is the number one killer in America. But 80% of cardiovascular disease is preventable with more exercise and simple lifestyle changes.Yet Sabgir found that only five percent of his patients were getting the recommended 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity.


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