Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in most developed countries around the world, and the number of cases is rising constantly as a result of both modern lifestyles and increased overall longevity. While developing the condition can have a devastating impact on the sufferer's life, modern medicine has developed several effective treatments for heart disease, ranging from drugs and lifestyle improvements right through to surgery.Of course, prevention is always better than cure, so before we look at some of the symptoms of cardiac disease we'll look at some of the ways you can help your body ward off the risks.Living a healthy lifestyle can go a long way to reducing the chances of developing cardiac problems, but there is unfortunately an element of inherited risk, so even those with excellent overall health may find that they're genetically programmed towards heart disease in later life. Thankfully, the greatest influence genetics has on heart disease is that of making us more susceptible to certain causes, and with careful adjustments of our lifestyles we can greatly improve our prospects of avoiding it.The two most deadly contributors to cardiac problems are smoking and obesity. Both of these can raise blood pressure to dangerous levels, putting extra strain on the heart. Smoking causes the build up of fatty deposits within the arteries, also causing circulation problems. Being overweight also tends to mean that a healthy diet is not being followed, and so the body may well be short of essential minerals and nutriments that the heart needs to keep on functioning healthily.Stopping smoking and other unhealthy practices such as excessive drinking, along with improving diet and taking up exercise to reduce weight can go a long way towards averting problems.The symptoms of a developing heart problem can be both subtle and dramatic. Unfortunately, many of the symptoms can also signify other less dangerous conditions, and so a diagnosis of heart disease is often made later than it could have been. If you come across more than one of the symptoms below, then a trip to your doctor is highly advisable.Breathlessness when engaged in physical exercise is normal to some extent for almost everyone, but if you find you're becoming breathless more and more easily then this is a clear sign that your general fitness levels aren't all they could be, and that your heart may be struggling under the pressure.Palpitations, that is a heavily or unevenly beating heart, can be a sign of anxiety or can come on after extreme exercise, but if neither of these situations apply then heart problems could well be the culprit.A tingling feeling in bodily extremities such as fingers, toes or lips is often a sign that your cirulation system isn't delivering enough oxygen, again a sign of possible "heart problems" . Should your extremeities go on to develop a blueish colour then this is certainly not a good sign, and medical attention should be sought at once.The final and most obvious sign of cardiac problems is a feeling of tightness or pain in the chest, a condition known as angina. If you feel chest pain with any regularity, even if not particularly severely, a medical check up is advisable to make sure you catch any problems as early as possible. Angina can be controlled very well by medication in many cases, and doesn't necessarily have to develop into full-blown heart disease.In summary, living a healthy lifestyle while keeping an eye out for the symptoms will greatly reduce the risk of your life being devastated by heart disease.
This running program consist of three main parts, first fat burning this program will for sure burn fat. Second endurance you will have a much better breathing pattern during and after this workout over the next 30 days. Third, the shape of your body will change regardless of whatever it looks like now, after 30 days you will see a noticeable difference. Everyday is a 30 minute workout to be complete 4 - 6 times per week. So you will need a stopwatch or a watch if you miss more than three days per week you will need to go back and repeat that week. But whatever you do do not give up.DAY #1 Though DAY #4 #1) Walk for five minutes, and then jog for 1 minute#2) walk for five minutes, and then jog for two minutes#3) walk for five minutes, and then jog for two minutes#4) walk for four minutes, and then SPRINT for 8 seconds#5 walk for two minutes to cool down.DAY 5 Through DAY 9#1) walk for four minutes, and then jog for two minutes#2) walk for four minutes, and then jog for three minutes#3) walk for three minutes, and then jog for three minutes#4) walk for three minutes, and then jog for three minutes#5) walk for two minutes, and then SPRINT for 10 seconds#6) walk three minutes for cool down.DAY 10 Through DAY 13#1) walk for three minutes, then jog for three minutes#2) walk for two minutes, then SPRINT for 15 seconds#3) walk for two minutes, then SPRINT for 15 seconds#4) walk for two minutes, then SPRINT for 10 seconds#5) walk for two minutes, then SPRINT for 10 seconds#6) walk for two minutes, then jog for three minutes#7) walk for two minutes, then jog for three minutes#8) walk for two minutes, then jog for two minutes#9) walk two minutes for cool downDAY 14 Through DAY 17#1) walk for three minutes, then jog for six minutes#2) walk for three minutes, then jog for four minutes#3) walk for two minutes, then jog for three minutes#4) walk for two minutes, then jog for three minutes#5) walk for one minute, then jog for one minute#6) walk for two minute cool downDAY 18 Through 21 #1) walk for three minutes, then jog for eight minutes#2) walk for three minutes, then jog for six minutes#3) walk for three minutes, then SPRINT for 15 seconds#4) walk for two minutes, then SPRINTS for 15 seconds#5) walk for two minutes, then SPRINT for 10 seconds#6) walk for two minute cool downDAY 22 Through 24 #1) walk for two minutes, then jog for ten minutes#2) walk for two minutes, then jog for eight minutes#3) walk for one minutes, then jog for two minutes#4) walk for one minute, then jog for one minute#5) walk for two minutes cool downDAY 25 AND DAY 26#1) walk for one minute, then jog for sixteen minutes#2) walk for two minutes, then jog for ten minutes#3) walk for as long as you need for cool downDAY 27 AND 28 #1) walk for one minute, then jog for twenty minutes#2) walk for two minutes, then SPRINT for 15 seconds#3) walk for one minute, then SPRINT for 15 seconds#4) walk for one minute, then jog for three minutes#5) walk for two minutes for cool downDAY 29 JOG FOR 30 STRAIGHT MINUTES EASY do not over do it just a nice easy pace.DAY 30 JOG FOR 30 STRAIGHT MINUTES AGAIN BUT TIME PUT MORE INTO IT, AT THIS POINT YOU SHOULD BE AT THE THREE MILE IN 30 MINUTES.Dale Dupree Brown, Copywrite (7) 2007Former pro boxer and Delaware state champion, who enjoys helping others obtain their goals in any sport, or personal activities. He have trained many atheltes from track, football, boxing and have always enjoyed it. Anyone who desires their own personal daily workout plan can join our membership a or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org include your age, height, weight, and your desires, and date you plan to reach your desires.
A heart attack is known as a myocardial infarction. This occurs when the heart muscle is damaged or does not receive enough oxygen. Many cardiac related problems occur due to blockages in arteries that carry purified blood away from the heart to different parts of the body. Another cause is the formation of blood clots.Very often, it is quite difficult to differentiate between a heart attack and heartburn. The common signs of a heart attack are a tightness, pain, or discomfort in the chest. Sweating, nausea, and vomiting that are accompanied by intense pressure in the chest. A radiating and intense pain in the chest that extends from the chest to the left arm. A shortness of breath for more than a few minutes. If you have any of the above you must consult the doctor or go to the emergency rooms.If you even think you are having a heart attack you must call for a cardiac care ambulance, and put under your tongue a sorbitrate or chew an aspirin. If you are allergic to aspirin dont take one. At the hospital care will include rapid thrombolysis, cardiac catheterization, and angioplasty. They will also administer intravenously clot busting medications.The risk factors for a heart attack include: smoking, diabetes, high levels of cholesterol, hypertension, family history of heart diseases, atherosclerosis, lack of exercise, obesity, and fast foods.Reduce the risks of a heart attack by:1.Quitting smoking.2.Eating healthy. Avoid fatty foods, excess salt, and red meats.3.Controlling high blood pressure and diabetes.4. Ensuring regular exercise at least 30 minutes a day. Walking is most beneficial.5.Preventing obesity. Doing all you can to maintain weight.6.Choosing to live a healthy lifestyle.7.Practicing meditation.8.Doing regular relaxation and breathing exercises.9. Undergoing periodic cardiac evaluations.10.Including foods that are rich in anti-oxidants in your diet.A killer disease, according to the American Heart Association approximately 58.8 million people in the US suffer from heart diseases. And, about 950,000 Americans die of heart ailments each year. Heart diseases and death from it can be prevented by maintaining your health. Find a balance in life between work and other activities, abandon the couch for the outdoors, dont watch sports on television play sports instead and you can hope to live a long and fulfilled life.Be a well informed and caring citizen, read all about heart diseases and preventive care at: University of Maryland Heart Center for Preventive Cardiology --http://www.umm.edu/heart/preventive.html; or the American Heart Association --http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1200000; or the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion -- http://www.cdc.gov/doc.do/id/0900f3ec802720b8/ .The norm prevention is better than cure could lead a whole nation towards good health and well being.
Have you ever wondered which cardio exercises are best for burning off extra body fat? Is walking (low intensity) better or running (high intensity) better for burning body fat? Well, both low and "high intensity" exercises will help you burn off body fat. The question is which is more effective and burn more body fat. What is your fat burning zone?When scientists first reported that during intensive exercises, your body burn glycogen, which is a form of stored carbohydrates stored in your liver and muscles for energy and during low intensive exercises, your body burn body fat, everyone suddenly change their workout routines to perform "low intensity" exercises to burn body fat.Does it work? Obviously it does not work because there are still so many fat people around although they are working out with low intensity exericies isnt it? Why is that so?Well, the scientists were right when they said that our bodies burn more body fat during low intensity exercises like walking or a leisurely swim. But during a high intensity exercise like running, our bodies burn a lot more calories. Even if some of the calories burnt are from glycogen, we will still burn many fat calories as well.To add icing to the cake, when your store of glycogen is low, the carbs from your meal you eat later gets converted into glycogen to fill up the store and will not be converted to body fat when left unused for energy.Furthermore, high intensity "cardio exercises" crank up your metabolism even after your workout is done. This means that you body will continue to burn body fat hours after you have left the gym. This effect is almost non existent in low intensity cardio or aerobic workout. Accumulatively, your body burns up many many more calories during and after high intensity cardio exercises than lower intensive ones.You can inject high intensity exercises to your cardio workout by introducing some interval training. You can walk briskly for 5 minutes, then breaking into a jog for another 5 minutes. Then walking briskly again until you caught your breath and then sprint for a minute before walking again for another minute. From this point, alternate between a sprint and a walk, a minute each and do this for the next 15 minutes and you are done.Do this for 5 days a week and before long, you will be steadily losing unwanted body fat and weight healthily and naturally.
Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans. According to the American Heart Association, more than 13 million Americans are affected and, when diagnosing heart disease, using the best medical imaging technology available is crucial.Until recently, diagnosing heart disease was difficult without a costly and invasive surgical procedure, especially for patients with little or no history of a heart condition.But now, new medical imaging technology has vastly improved the area of computed tomography or CT scanning, which renders 3-D images of internal parts of the body, including the heart, brain and other organs, to make noninvasive diagnoses of heart disease and even stroke faster and more accurate.As with most medical imaging procedures, image quality is key. If the scanned image does not clearly represent all the minute details, the diagnosis may not be as accurate. And today's latest CT technology allows doctors to not only see things they've never seen before, meaning patients are getting the most accurate diagnosis possible, but also conduct faster exams on critically ill patients who might find it difficult to remain still for long periods of time.For instance, the new Toshiba Aquilion 32 CFX multislice CT system is currently the industry's finest resolution scanner available for cardiovascular imaging, producing 32 slices of detailed images as thin as .5 millimeters.Using this new equipment, a detailed three-dimensional image is produced to allow doctors to see the heart from virtually any angle, which results in greater confidence in diagnosing heart diseases and abnormalities.Inevitably, better diagnosis leads to better treatment. As we become more aware of the dangers of heart disease, we should also be aware of the medical technology available to our doctors. If you have the option of seeing a doctor with access to the latest medical imaging technology versus another doctor with access to dated technology, which one would you prefer?You can be a better-informed patient. Ask your doctor about the quality of the imaging equipment on which you will be scanned.