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Matters of the Heart.

by Sharon Gayle March 3, 2011

Focus on strengthening your Heart...

 


Take care of your Heart, and it will take care of you!


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When meeting with a client who wishes to discuss how they can become healthier, they are usually concerned with garnering the information needed to enhance their physical appearance via working-out, correct nutritional intake, weight-loss, and functionality, etc.  Rarely, are they speaking in terms of the muscles they cannot see, but which are far more important for being healthy ...the Heart and other Vital organs.  

When you intend to by a car undoubtedly one of your top concerns will be; The Cost, The Look, and The Make; but quite possibly #1 on your list will be The Quality of the car, i.e. the engine and all of its moving parts.  Though there are those car buyers that will sacrifice quality for looks; the discerning car buyer will insist that the car be able to run well, made with quality parts, guarantee longevity, and provide safety to themselves and their passengers.
 


Choose to age gracefully!

Now, let’s look at the human body in much the same way as we might a car -- We vary in physical body types, torso-shape and length, color, overall size, and external accents such as our hair, eyes, nose, mouth; and as with cars, we too add bells and whistles such as jewelry, tattoo’s, and make-up. However, just as a car is only as good as the sum of its engine and moving-parts, so is the human body only as good as its healthy organs, strength, and ability to function optimally?  Much, if not all of our concerns should be placed on working from the inside out by strengthening our internal organs, so that we have the ability have the ability live fit, healthy, and long!  We all age, but aging gracefully, like a fine wine is the key to leading a successful healthy lifestyle.


The HEART is the human body’s most vital organ!



Three key ways in which you can build a healthy Heart
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1. Cardiovascular workouts 


2. Balanced and healthy Nutrition


3. Minimizing stress



Cardio Exercise Benefits


It is a well-known fact, that cardio exercises help an individual remain fit and fine. Cardio exercises have a long list of wonderful health benefits. Besides strengthening the heart and lungs, it burns calories and lowers body fat. Some of the benefits are listed below: 

  • It promotes heart health

  • Increases the metabolic rate

  • Helpful for patients suffering from stress and depression

  • Increases energy level and promotes sound sleep

The health of our heart in large part, dictates our ability to live vibrant and full lives. Be good to your heart and it will be good to you!  ~SG

 


Be good to your Heart and live healthy!


BELOW IS A LIST OF CONDITIONS OF THE HEART


Arrhythmia

An arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm. Learn about the heart's structure and why abnormal heart rhythms may cause problems. Read more...

Cholesterol

It may surprise you to know that cholesterol itself isn't bad. In fact, cholesterol is just one of the many substances created and used by our bodies to keep us healthy. Some of the cholesterol we need is produced naturally (and can be affected by your family health history); while some of it comes from the food we eat. Read more...

Congenital Defects (Children & Adults)

The word "congenital" means existing at birth. The terms "congenital heart defect" and "congenital heart disease" are often used to mean the same thing, but "defect" is more accurate. The heart ailment is a defect or abnormality, not a disease…  Read more...

Diabetes

"Diabetes mellitus," more commonly referred to as "diabetes," is a condition that causes blood sugar to rise to dangerous levels... Read more...

Heart Attack

Every year, tens of thousands of Americans survive heart attack, go back to work and enjoy a normal life. You have every reason to be confident of a full recovery. Your heart is healing and with each passing day you'll get stronger and more active. The following questions and answers will help you better understand what has happened to you and how you get started on the road to recovery.  Read more...

Heart Failure

The term "heart failure" makes it sound like the heart is no longer working at all and there's nothing that can be done. Actually, heart failure means that the heart isn't pumping as well as it should be.
... Everyday activities such as walking, climbing stairs or carrying groceries can become very difficult. Read more...

High Blood Pressure

...However, high blood pressure, or hypertension, is a disease. Even though it typically has no symptoms, HBP can have deadly health consequences if not treated. 74.5 million U.S. adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Read more...

Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function in a person who may or may not have diagnosed heart disease. The time and mode of death are unexpected. It occurs instantly or shortly after symptoms appear.
Each year about 295,000 emergency medical services-treated out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. Read more...

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a serious health condition that affects about 35 percent of adults and places them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and diseases related to fatty buildups in artery walls. The underlying causes of metabolic syndrome are obesity, being overweight, physical inactivity and genetic factors. Read more...

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

PAD is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries, most common in the arteries of the pelvis and legs. PAD is similar to coronary artery disease (CAD) and carotid artery disease. All three of these conditions are caused by narrowed and blocked arteries in various critical regions of the body. Hardened arteries (or atherosclerosis) in the coronary artery region, restricts the blood supply to the heart muscle. Read more...

Cardiovascular Conditions of Childhood

If your child has been diagnosed with a heart condition?  Find the answers to common concerns to many types of heart conditions. Read more...


Source
: American Heart Association (AHA) www.Heart.org
Stats
: All Conditions briefs and statistics provided by American Heart Association (AHA) www.Heart.org

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