My Life Moves
…4 things to do for your heart
Your heart is not only a physical thing. Studies have shown that people who love and feel loved live longer and have a better life, and have a lower chance of heart disease. From singing to spending more time with your friends and family, you’ll be happy to hear (and watch Christopher Walken) how simple it is to keep a healthier heart…
Professor Graham Welch, Chair of Music Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, has studied developmental and medical aspects of singing for 30 years and he says the health benefits of singing are both physical and psychological.
“Singing has physical benefits because it is an aerobic activity that increases oxygenation in the blood stream and exercises major muscle groups in the upper body, even when sitting. Singing has psychological benefits because of its normally positive effect in reducing stress levels through the action of the endocrine system which is linked to our sense of emotional well-being. Psychological benefits are also evident when people sing together as well as alone because of the increased sense of community, belonging and shared endeavour.
LEARN ABOUT ORNISH SPECTRUM
Dr. Dean Ornish is the first clinician to offer documented proof that heart disease can be halted, or even reversed, simply by changing your lifestyle. Through his world respected program, reversal of heart disease has become possible for thousands of people, thanks to a specific system in which diet, stress management, exercises and yoga and mediation are essential parts of a radical life turnaround. The regime is strict, but the results are amazing and respected by cardiologists around the globe.
We love the Ornish Spectrum, and we always get some inspiring tips from his work. For more information visit http://ornishspectrum.com
LAUGH WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
It’s a fact. Loneliness is bad for your heart. Spending more time with your family and friends is good for you, even more so if you laugh together.
There is nothing better than giggling with your girlfriends or having a good laugh with your mates, and family evenings watching a funny film or playing Monopoly have far more benefits for your heart than a low-fat diet!