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How healthy is your heart?

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Feb

How healthy is your heart?

February is American Heart Month! Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? While it is one of our country’s most costly and widespread disease, it is also one of the most preventable. Throughout the month, we’ll have information related to your heart on our blog. Let’s all try to improve our heart-healthy habits this month and raise awareness about signs, symptoms and preventative measure we can all take. If you have any heart information that you think others would be interested in, please post to comments.

Here’s an interesting article about how to tell if you are having a heart attack.

Bok Fu Fitness

Warm Up:
2 times:
1 form in your belt all out
10 inchworms
10 scorpions
10 samson stretch

Workout:
4 Rounds for time
400M Run (or 100 Jump Rope Jumps – advanced 50 double unders)
25 Horse Stance Squat with Medicine Ball Throw
25 Push Ups with Hand Release
25 Speed Punches

Warm Down:
5 minutes foam roller
5 minutes belt stretching

1 Response

  1. Tina Duong

    I try to be active, live a healthy life and am a workout freak. Many people asked me why I work out so much. This is why:

    I have a family history of heart attack and strokes. My mother had FIVE heart attacks, a triple bypass surgery, and a brain surgery which she survived however passed away due to severe pneumonia infections developed while recovering from the brain surgery. My brother who had a heart attack at 48 years of age, two hemorrhages and died after the removal of one hemorrhage.

    Since the death of my mother and brother, our family became the American Heart Association members. We were educated with all kinds of information about the heart and brain diseases. I’d like to share this information about heart attack and stroke.

    “What’s a Difference between a Heart Attack and a Stroke?

    Heart attack refers to damage to the muscle of the heart, usually from a lack of blood flow. Most of the time, a blood clot forms in one of the arteries that supplies the heart muscle with blood, blocking the flow of blood. As the heart muscle starves, it begins to die, causing chest pain and other heart attack symptoms.

    A stroke is a similar blockage in an artery that supplies blood to the brain. When a clot forms in one of those arteries and stops blood flow, a section of the brain begins to die. Stroke symptoms often don’t include any pain or discomfort, and are more likely associated with losing feeling or the ability to move. Much of the time, strokes affect only one side of the body.”

    The bottom line: Keep your arteries clear and healthy by eating right, exercise and live a stress-free life.

    – Your BFF friend: Tina –