Save Your Heart – It’s the Only One You Have

Every year cardiovascular disease – heart disease, kills more Americans than cancer. With that in mind, which of us is not concerned about our heart condition and also about what we can do to avoid this disease. Likewise, this blog is about self-esteem and self-confidence, and the strategy I am talking about addresses both heart problems and self-confidence.
Well, in my family, on both my mother’s and father’s side, about 75% of my aunts and uncles died of cardiovascular problems as did my father.

My youngest uncle died at 28 from a heart attack. So, personally, I have been worried about my heart for many years.
Luckily, now I am near retirement age and can honestly say I have normal blood pressure, just came back from a 6-8 mile bike ride uphill, and don’t appear to have any signs of this dreaded problem. However, I have spent my life exercising (which I like) and being primarily a vegetarian so as to avoid heart problems when I turned 55 to 58, the normal age for my aunts and uncles to pass away from heart related problems.


While exercise and diet have an excellent reputation for eliminating and/or avoiding cardiovascular problems, the issue most often is, “What can I do about this today while I increase my exercise (I hope) and change my diet?”
A side note here. Jim Fixx, who was an internationally known runner, died of a heart attack due to his diet in the 1980s and several marathon runners have died recently in marathons apparently due to heart related problems.

While there are many opinions why anyone in such good shape would have heart related problems (problems, we’re talking problems here), it is clear that each of us needs to know how to best help our hearts.
Which brings me back to my original point. What can you and I do to best assist our hears and, I tell you, make ourselves healthier and with strong self-esteem?


The answer is called heart math. Heart math is a technique pioneered by Bruce Wilson, MD and Doc Childe. It involves breathing in a “special” way and lowers blood pressure.

Every year cardiovascular disease – heart disease, kills more Americans than cancer. With that in mind, which of us is not concerned about our heart condition and also about what we can do to avoid this disease. Likewise, this blog is about self-esteem and self-confidence, and the strategy I am talking about addresses both heart problems and self-confidence.
Well, in my family, on both my mother’s and father’s side, about 75% of my aunts and uncles died of cardiovascular problems as did my father.

My youngest uncle died at 28 from a heart attack. So, personally, I have been worried about my heart for many years.
Luckily, now I am near retirement age and can honestly say I have normal blood pressure, just came back from a 6-8 mile bike ride uphill, and don’t appear to have any signs of this dreaded problem. However, I have spent my life exercising (which I like) and being primarily a vegetarian so as to avoid heart problems when I turned 55 to 58, the normal age for my aunts and uncles to pass away from heart related problems.


While exercise and diet have an excellent reputation for eliminating and/or avoiding cardiovascular problems, the issue most often is, “What can I do about this today while I increase my exercise (I hope) and change my diet?”
A side note here. Jim Fixx, who was an internationally known runner, died of a heart attack due to his diet in the 1980s and several marathon runners have died recently in marathons apparently due to heart related problems.

While there are many opinions why anyone in such good shape would have heart related problems (problems, we’re talking problems here), it is clear that each of us needs to know how to best help our hearts.
Which brings me back to my original point. What can you and I do to best assist our hears and, I tell you, make ourselves healthier and with strong self-esteem?


The answer is called heart math. Heart math is a technique pioneered by Bruce Wilson, MD and Doc Childe. It involves breathing in a “special” way and lowers blood pressure.

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