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Topic- Cardiovascular health

 

Strategies for a healthy heart by Patricia Ryan, MS-632

Strategies for a healthy heart by Patricia Ryan, MS

The heart is a magnificent machine. It runs day and night, without rest, over the course of a lifetime. Beating about 100,000 times during an average day, the heart’s job is to pump blood, which carries oxygen and nutrients to fuel the body’s organs and muscles.

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Phases of cardiac rehabilitation-178

Phases of cardiac rehabilitation

The commonly accepted "phases" of cardiac rehabilitation starts in the hospital immediately after a person's admission and continues throughout the hospitalization.

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Guiding principles for cardiac exercise programs-174

Guiding principles for cardiac exercise programs

Ensure each client receives a medical clearance to participate in physical activity, then review this form. Also ask

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Cardiac rehabilitation: exercise for clients with heart disease  by Reed Humphrey, Ph.D., P.T.-172

Cardiac rehabilitation: exercise for clients with heart disease by Reed Humphrey, Ph.D., P.T.

Since reaching epidemic proportions in the mid-20th century, deaths from heart disease have steadily declined in the United States. Still, heart disease accounts for approximately 40% of all deaths annually. In addition, the most recent statistics compiled by the American Heart Association suggest nearly 18 million people have coronary artery disease or chronic heart failure, with another 50 million diagnosed with high blood pressure

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Physical fitness and the stroke survivor by Sandra A. Billinger, B.S.-128

Physical fitness and the stroke survivor by Sandra A. Billinger, B.S.

“A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts,” according to the American Stroke Association. “When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it starts to die.”1 Individuals usually sustain temporary or permanent neurological damage as a result.
Stroke is a leading cause of death and

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Exercise intensity for older adults by Reed Humphrey, Ph.D., P. T.-124

Exercise intensity for older adults by Reed Humphrey, Ph.D., P. T.

Regular aerobic exercise, along with a sensible program of flexibility and resistance exercise, is valuable in reducing health risk, improving quality of life, prolonging functional independence and, possibly, increasing a person’s life span. A variety of guidelines exist for individuals setting up exercise programs or modifying programs to maximize the physiological benefit. Among these guidelines, widespread agreement exists that the cardiovascular component of exercise should result in about 30 minutes of aerobic activity on most days of the week. To improve fitness, research suggests exercise on a minimum of three days per week; to manage weight, exercise on more days is necessary to increase the overall caloric effect, plus exercise duration should probably progress from 30 minutes to as much as one hour.

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