“Tai Chi for heart health n office relaxation”

This gentle, graceful movement form packs serious health benefits for all ages that practice Tai chi daily. It has recently been in the news for its help at improving heart heart and for stress reduction.

Many of these exercises can be done sitting at your office desk as well or in a straight back chair at home.

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“Tai Chi appears to be a safe alternative to low-to-moderate intensity conventional exercise training,” for people with Chronic Heart Failure (CHD)  said Gloria Yeh of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center head of the study team . CHD is a debilitating and progressive disease that limits a person’s ability to breathe and move.

People with chronic heart failure may be able to boost their quality of life by doing Tai Chi, the ancient Chinese exercise regimen that teaches each person control of their body, mind and emotional energy through gentle deliberate quiet motions.

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Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association reported that the study was divided into two group sessions of one hour each per week were enough to show significant improvements in mood and confidence.
50 US heart patients were enrolled in Tai Chi program study led by an instructor who guided the class in a series of fluid motions and 50 others who took classroom study in heart education.

Physical responses were similar in both groups, but those who did tai chi showed “significant” improvements in their emotional state response questionaire. The Tai Chi group also reported better “exercise self-efficacy (confidence to perform certain exercise-related activities), with increased daily activity, and related feelings of well-being compared with the education group,” said the study.
“Tai Chi seems to be a safe alternative to low-to-moderate intensity conventional exercise training, It has a good rate of adherence and may provide value in improving daily exercise, quality of life, self-efficacy and mood in frail, deconditioned patients with systolic heart failure,” said Yeh.

Previous studies have suggested Tai Chi, which involves slow, circular movements and balance-shifting exercises, may be helpful to people who suffer from high blood pressure, fibromyalgia and stress. All ages and ability levels can benefit by daily Tai Chi practice.

Take 5 minutes  to watch and relax with Tai Chi
Resources

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“Stretching = success work n school”

Where ever you work take a success

break every hour to stretch your back.

When you sit too long the soft tissues and tendons in the back muscles get stressed, The muscles will either tighten up or get to weak and the spine will sublex or move out of alignment.

Moving regularly is the RX your body needs.

Doing a back stretching routine that will help to loosen the tendons in your back and relieve back pain that occurs when you’ve been in the same position for too long.

Step 1

Sit on the end of your chair, with your knees bent to a soft 90-degree angle. Extend one of your legs out in front of your and point the toe forward. You should feel a pull in your lower back as it is stretched. Hold the position for 30 seconds, and return to starting position. Repeat with the other leg.

Step 2

Sit up straight with your back flat against the back of a straight back chair. Make certain the chair has no wheels..

Put your back and spine comfortably against the back of the chair.

Slowly raise one knee to your chest and inhale deeply from your abdominal area. At the same time, hold the leg gently close to your chest feel the stretch through your back.

Hold for 30 seconds or what ever time is comfortable, and release, repeating with the other leg. Begin slowly and gently,

Step 3

Gently release your leg, relax and exhaleas you return the foot to the floor.

Sit up straight and feel the spine lengthen as you return back to your original position. Relax and breathe.

Repeat

Breathe in slowly and hold the knee close to the chest  for 4- 8 seconds (or as long as comfortable). Then release and slowly return the foot to the floor while you quietly and gently exhale.
Repeat the stretch, but begin slowly and do 2 to 4 to start. Quality is more valuable to your back then quantity.
This advise is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. Complementary Medicine Association (CMA) or the people involved are only suggesting ways you might help yourself. See your doctor immediately if pain is severe, persistent or reoccurring.

“Dancing down high BP for those that sit too much ” fun tip of the day

Get it movin’ is the name of the blood pressure game.

This can be fun you know.

Try to vary up your time at a desk or computer by taking a

Take a fun break at least every hour.

Drink some quality water

Plug into your favorite music on the ipod or radio and spend 5 minutes “gettin down”

Imagine yourself as your favorite singer/dancer and have fun ” gettin movin”

This will improve your productivity and help decrease your blood pressure and weight at the same time you will increase your flexibility and your digestive and immune health.

Tip of the Day – MW -CMA Editor

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"Your life has a ripple effect "

You are so special.

Never has there been or will there ever be someone just like you again.

Unknowing your every thought, word, action and reaction causes all other living beings to react.

Keep your thoughts about your self and others high to increase your healthy energy footprint on this earth.

Each life has countless effects on others.

Thanks to Humanity Healing and Youtube for this beautiful video presentation.

Click here to watch the “The Ripple Effect: The Heartbeat to Eternity”

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Susan Boyle -Yes we can all make a difference

Never give up dreaming

47 Year old Susan Boyle shocked the judges with her performance in the auditions for Britains Got Talent, singing I dreamed a dream from Les Miserables.

Listen to Susan’s heavenly voice.

Here are the Lyrics (Thanks to NewHotdox)

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high,
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving.

Then I was young and unafraid
When dreams were made and used,
And wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung,
No wine untasted.

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hopes apart
As they turn your dreams to shame.

And still I dream he’ll come to me
And we will live our lives together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms
We cannot weather…

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I’m living
So different now from what it seems
Now life has killed
The dream I dreamed.

Thanks you Susan for showing us that wonderful talents no no age or image and the joy of sharing your gift can be appreciated by all.

Resources

Listen to her heavenly voice: courtesy of Youtube.com

The star of the air – rapper flight attendant

Southweat Airlines has got the best free advertising

A fun You Tube video of  David Holmes flight attendant ‘rapping” the preflight instructions to all the very alert and in tune people in the cabin.
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Thanks David for brightening everyones day and helping people stay safe and smiling in the air.

Just another way people are helping people.

Resources

Excerpts courtesy of Wall Street Journal Blog

Video courtesy of You Tube