Archive for May, 2012

Running for better heart

Posted: May 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

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This is my second week of jogging to bring about an awareness to improving functioning of our hearts. Jogging, fast walking or bike ridding drastically reduces possibility of sudden cardiac arrests in elderly people. It is important to keep active and happy throughout all your life, rather then starting when heart conditions strikes. Keep fit and run with me … Luv4ever Jiri

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In our busy schedule is important to find a time to relax and unwind doing something that doesn’t require much effort. I highly suggest put your iPhones, iPad or Kindle away, and visit your local book store slash coffee shop, grab a book and dip yourself into a world of fantasy, travel or biographies that are so wonderfully written in original hardbacks of good’all books.
I enclosed a picture of a bookstore that I discovered this morning in Boscombe, UK “The Crooked Book” highly recommended if you happens to visit south west coast of England.

* Save bookstores for the sake of our healthy hearts!!

Bellow is a very good article from – Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV

“Having a positive outlook doesn’t just boost your spirits; it may also keep your heart happy.

* Experts keep finding new links between our emotional and physical health. In a new report in the Psychological Bulletin, a pair of Harvard researchers takes a closer look at how optimism may keep our hearts healthy.

* After reviewing earlier studies, they conclude that people with so-called “positive psychological well-being” have a lower risk of heart disease. The element that seems to be especially helpful is optimism. Last year, these same researchers found that out of a group of nearly 8,000 men and women, those with the highest levels of optimism were 27-percent less likely to develop coronary heart disease. People with an upbeat outlook tend to have a healthier lifestyle, which may help explain this connection, according to the researchers.

*Even if you’re not naturally optimistic, small changes in your life can help brighten your outlook:

* Regular exercise can help relieve depression.
* Yoga can be especially useful for helping your mind and body work together.
* And spending a few moments every day to feel grateful for the good things in your life can help you learn to focus on the positive.”

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Study Finds Direct Link Between Obesity, Heart Disease
Data from more than 75,000 people showed that having a higher BMI, in itself, is harmful
By Robert Preidt
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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WEDNESDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) — A large new study is the first to show a direct link between a high body-mass index and the risk of developing heart disease, British and Danish researchers say.

Body-mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on height and weight. People with a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 are normal weight while those with a BMI of 30 or more are obese. Those in between are deemed overweight.

For the study, the researchers analyzed data from more than 75,000 people in Copenhagen and found that those with a high BMI had a 26 percent increased risk of developing heart disease. Further analysis using genetic and other data showed that a BMI increase of 4 points increases the risk of heart disease by no less than 52 percent.

“By doing epidemiological studies combined with genetic analysis, we have been able to show in a group of nearly 76,000 persons that a high BMI is enough in itself to damage the heart,” Borge Nordestgaard, chief physician at Copenhagen University Hospital, said in a university news release.

“Observational studies have also suggested a relationship between heart disease and obesity, but that is not enough to prove a direct correlation. Obese people can share characteristics or lifestyle traits that have an influence on both the heart and weight. Or there can be a reverse causality, that is, it is the diseased heart that causes obesity and not the other way round,” said Nordestgaard, who is also a clinical professor in the health and medical sciences faculty at the university.

The study was published May 1 in the journal PLoS Medicine.

Study co-author Dr. Nicholas Timpson, a lecturer in genetic epidemiology at the University of Bristol in England, noted in the news release: “In light of rising obesity levels, these findings are fundamental to improving public health. Our research shows that shifting to a lifestyle that promotes a lower BMI — even if it does nothing else — will reduce the odds of developing the disease.”

SOURCE: University of Copenhagen, news release, May 1, 2012

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Jogging summary week 1

Posted: May 20, 2012 in jogging

Backtracking my progress in morning runs. Wanna join me?! Then do the same and compare our results. I’m Training for the run of 4.august 2012

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Change of heart that Matters, Change of lifestyle can help you to live happy life with healthy heart. Regular sports activities, heart screening saves life’s