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.
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.
At 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).
Exercise can be as good a medicine as pills for people with conditions such as heart disease, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) which looked at hundreds of trials involving nearly 340,000 patients to assess the merits of exercise and drugs in preventing death.
Physical activity rivalled some heart drugs and actually outperformed stroke medicine, but the findings suggest exercise should be added to prescriptions and that patients should not ditch their drugs for exercise but use both in tandem.
The authors of The Healthy Heart Book have combined their backgrounds and extensive experience in physiotherapy and nutrition to provide this comprehensive guide to achieving a full recovery.
The book covers the current recovery programme information given to patients and builds upon it to provide a thorough understanding of what to do and the reasons for doing it.
Common medical terminology is broken down to help guide recovering patients through their recovery while exercises are presented in a straightforward, easy to follow format.
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