Each year 17.1 million lives are lost by the world wide misfortune of heart disease, however most heart disease and stroke can be prevented. Today is World Heart Day. The World Heart Federation and Arrhythmia Alliance (United Kingdom), are advocating both employers and employees to employ a few easy steps for improvement of heart health in the workplace.
World Heart Day was formed to make persons aware throughout the nation that heart disease and stroke is the world’s leading cause of death taking 17.1 million lives each year. In conjunction with its members, the World Heart Federation publicizes the information that a minimum of 80% of early deaths are from heart disease and stroke and could be prevented if the top risk factors of tobacco, poor diet and lack of exercise is under control.
Senior Science Officer of the World Heart Federation, Kathryn Taubert, stated many persons spend over half their waking hours in the workplace. The workplace is the perfect location to strengthen behaviors to decrease a persons risk of heart disease.
Employers can for instance:
Encourage physical activity by gym memberships or cycle to work programs.
Promotion of stress free moments through lunch time away from workplace and getting fresh air during breaks.
Provide regular heart health checks or other wellness efforts.
Employees can aide their heart health by:
Eating healthy at work.
Employ physical activity in work schedule such as bicycling to work or taking a walk during breaks.
Founder of Arrhythmia Alliance, Trudie Lobban states World Heart Day is an important international awareness day for heart health and they are happy to support it. A greater number of persons in the United Kingdom now have inactive working lives that coming up with other ways to exercise and stay in healthy shape are vital to keep a healthy heart. Both employers and employees can have a role in this to make sure their workplace is a healthy one.
Heart Arrhythmia or irregular heart beats is a medical condition in which many persons may not even realize they have. So it is vital to keep our hearts strong. Some causes can be from aging, medications, or medical conditions such as thyroid problems.
Many persons who have the occurrence of irregular heart beats from time to time prefer to choose alternative treatments. Some of the following alternatives have been known help.
Please take notice that sometimes heart arrhythmia can be the sign of serious heart disease. However, many types of arrhythmia do not pose a serious medical threat. Please make sure it is not serious first before using any alternative treatments.
Some of the herbs which are used to treat arrhythmia include the following:
Hawthorn is one of most commonly used herbs to treat arrhythmia. The hawthorn berries are exclusively used to treat arrhythmia along with high blood pressure. Dosage is usually 80mg twice daily.
Privet has been used to prevent the occurrence of irregular heart beats. It lowers the blood pressure in which in turn fights arrhythmia and supports immune system.
Celery is used for irregular heart beats due to the fact it contains magnesium and potassium that treats high blood pressure, cholesterol and palpitations of the heart.
It has been reported that many patients with arrhythmia have managed to resolve their problem of irregular heart beats after spinal manipulations. In many clinical cases a notable change in heart beats was note after manipulations were done by a qualified chiropractor. Keeping regular appoints for check ups on spine is a good idea to provide overall health.
Clinical studies have shown acupuncture treatments can aide in cardiac arrhythmia in many cases. It is also dependent upon which points the acupuncturists stimulates.
Exercises for your heart:
During aerobics you move the larger muscles such as in arms and legs. You breath faster and deeper during aerobics which maximizes the amount of oxygen in your blood. By your heart beating faster the blood flow becomes increased in your muscles and back to your lungs. The small blood vessels become wider to send more oxygen to your muscles and eliminate waste products such as carbon dioxide. Recommendation is thirty minutes a day.
Carido exercises are one of the best exercise types around for your heart and lungs. The exercises reduce your risk for heart disease, improve heart functioning, reduce osteoporosis and many other benefits. Recommended is 30 minutes each day.
World Heart Day
For information on world heart day you can visit the site at World Heart Federation
For information on Arrhythmia Alliance you can visit the site at Heart Arrhythmia Charity
Alternative providers in or around Detroit area:
Jim Mcdonald Herbalist
Serving Detroit Area
Acupuncture & Herbs Miracle
23700 Orchard Lake Road Suite K
Detroit Community Acupuncture
4100 Woodward Avenue
A & L Chiropractic Center
24281 Middlebelt Road
Boll Family YMCA (aerobics and cardio)
Natural Home Remedies
Chiropractic Research Review
National Institutes of Health
Medical News Today