Sunday, 19 February 2012

In the News...........How to have a Happy Heart

Okay a little bit late as seen as Valentines has been and gone, but lets talk about matters of the 'heart'.  And having just completed my St. John's Ambulance Refresher, heart attacks, angina and what to do if someone was about to have one, being just one of the many topics got me to thinking about this subject.

Being a Personal Trainer I need to be (and am always) very aware of how people react to a new exercise regime especially if the client is overweight and/or unconditioned.  Now the heart is a muscle and needs to be worked like any other muscle in the body, for it to be able to adapt and respond.  Obviously a unconditioned person is not going to be able to work at the same levels as a much fitter person.  If you have been fortunate enough to have survived an angina, or heart attack or any other life threatening disease my suggestions would be to start off slowley, gradually becoming more independent and responsible for yourself.  Within reason you need to be able to get back to some degree of normality both for yourself and your family, you will feel so much better for it.  Follow the link below for some more useful tips.

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