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Providing exercise for heart patients

This online course and exam is intended for personal trainers and other allied health professionals working with clients or patients with heart disease.

It will help you to identify risk factors associated with heart disease and shows how to design personalised programmes that set safe intensity levels and progress exercise for clients.

It will help you learn the risk factors associated with heart disease, recognise abnormal heart rate and blood pressure responses, identify the contra-indications to exercise and determine the criteria for terminating exercise.

Price: £67.49 I €87.85

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You might also be be interested in The Healthy Heart Book

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Every Second Counts

Walk in the parkLow-intensity exercise like walking for a minute at a time can cut blood pressure and even housework and gardening chores can add years to your life.

Inactive people who take up low-intensity activities for a minute at a time can cut blood pressure and cholesterol while boosting their well-being.

The breakthrough comes after tests showed it is better to keep moving throughout the day rather than undertake an intense burst of exercise followed by rest.

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Exercise guidelines are unrealistic for many

Walk in the parkResearchers say current exercise guidelines are unrealistic for many and argue that doctors should sometimes advise small increases in activity instead.

They warn the 150-minute weekly target is beyond the reach of some individuals, particularly the elderly and striving to reach these goals could mean the benefits of lighter exercise are overlooked.

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“Wear it, Beat it” campaign from British Heart Foundation

BHF LogoCoronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer with one in four dying from heart and circulatory disease.

On 6th February the British Heart Foundation is asking the nation to show its support by wearing red and hosting an event to help fund its continuing research.

Whoever you are doing it for and whatever you decide to wear, you can get involved in your workplace, school or with friends and family.

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Schoolchildren could help save 100,000 lives a year

Saftey Skills 2.3.7.0 Tab 1 of 2At a session at this year’s Euroanaesthesia in Stockholm, it was argued that improving the skills of members of the public, including schoolchildren, in resuscitation following cardiac arrest could save up to 100,000 lives per year.

The best estimates currently available suggest that 350,000 deaths in each year in Europe are due to so called ‘out-of-hospital cardiac arrest’ (OOH-CA).

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