Friday, December 24, 2010


LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN U.S. - A healthy lifestyle - which includes not smoking, eating a low-fat diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, exercising, and maintaining a healthy body weight - may help prevent a first-time stroke. That’s according to the American Heart Association, whose revised guidelines say such healthy behaviors reduce the risk for stroke by as much as 80%. In addition to a healthy lifestyle, authors of the guidelines say primary care visits and emergency room visits provide a major opportunity to intervene and reduce the risk of stroke. Emergency room physicians could identify people at risk, particularly patients with diabetes, asymptomatic high blood pressure, or atrial fibrillation, and make recommendations to help prevent a first-time stroke, they say. “Stroke remains a major health care problem,” Larry B. Goldstein, MD, has written in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

In the United States, stroke death rates have declined by more than a third between 1999 and 2006; however, stroke remains the third leading cause of death after cardiovascular disease and cancer. The authors note that although stroke was once considered to be a condition of the elderly, the number of pediatric stroke cases has risen in recent years.
More than 77% of the 795,000 strokes in the U.S. are first-time events; there are 6.4 million stroke survivors in the U.S. Twenty percent of stroke survivors are so functionally impaired that they require institutional care.

A person who opts for healthy lifestyle choices can have an 80% lower risk of first time stroke. This is a condition in which a blood clot or a ruptured blood vessel interrupts the flow of blood to a specific area of the brain. Lack of glucose and oxygen flowing to the brain results in the death of brain cells and subsequent brain damage. As a consequence, the patient may have problems with speech, memory and movement. A healthy diet, not smoking and gymnastics is what allows the body to function in harmony. Through hatha yoga’s techniques, the lungs expand and a general cleanup occurs both in the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems.

The blood circulatory system is composed of “lines” along which the most essential components to our health, both energized as we will have to be removed to complete the metabolic cycle. If excess toxins, the pipes are saturated, the blood is weak and the toxins are circulating through the body, affecting the functioning of organs. Within a series of yoga postures in motion, especially the more energetic, the inverted and those involving the legs, which are designed to unclog and recycle system. These positions are short, in some cases, breathing lion, a technique highly detoxifying. ... On the other hand, all yoga exercises promote the health of the spine which is connected to the whole body through the nervous system. This system is a big network throughout the body and receives the benefit of all tools used by yoga, such as mantras, breathing, postures and meditation, help relax and tone the nervous system, calming and strengthening it at once.

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Radha Charan d.d. -

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