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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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Exercise could be better than pills

old_joggersExercise 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.

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Academic News, Books, Fitness News

A patient guide to a healthy heart

For people who have been diagnosed with a heart condition it is only natural that they are concerned about the future and seek reassurance and help after the initial treatment phase.

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.

Normal Price: £9.99 I €12.99
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £7.99 I €10.39

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Academic News, Events

BACPR Exercise Professionals Group Spring Study Day

BACPRprocess2BACPR Exercise Professionals Group
Spring Study Day
Heart Failure: Meeting the Challenges in Physical Activity and Exercise

Aston University, Birmingham
Friday 10th May, 2013

An inter-professional forum for promoting excellence in the exercise component of cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation.

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Fitness News, PE News

Cycling and walking ‘must become norm’ for short journeys

People should shun the car for all journeys that could be cycled or walked in 15 to 20 minutes according to the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Regular physical activity is key to achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, as well as being important for good mental health.

However, cycle use is lower in Britain than it is in other European countries, such as the Netherlands, Denmark and France.

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