Friday, June 26, 2009

healthy heart quiz from the AHA

Healthy Heart Workout Quiz

  1. Regular physical activity is an important step toward a healthy heart. What other steps can you take to reduce your risk of heart attack?
    1. stop smoking
    2. reduce high blood pressure
    3. maintain proper blood cholesterol levels

  2. If running marathons is not your idea of regular exercise, you can work up a heart-healthy sweat in your everyday life in a lot of ways. What are some of them?
    1. sitting in a sauna
    2. walking
    3. vigorous vacuuming
    4. mowing lawn with push mower
    5. gardening
    6. baking brownies
    7. raking leaves
    8. dancing

  3. Children are more physically fit today than they were a generation ago.

    • True
    • False

  4. What is the most common excuse for not engaging in physical activity?

  5. Besides being an important way to get ready for bathing suit season, regular physical activity can also benefit your health and well-being by improving which of the following?:
    1. blood cholesterol
    2. high blood pressure
    3. energy level
    4. sleeping patterns
    5. weight

  6. A heart-healthy schedule should involve at least 30 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week.
    • True
    • False

  7. A complete physical fitness program should involve activities that promote endurance, strength and flexibility.
    • True
    • False

  8. What should you do first before starting a vigorous exercise program if you're middle-aged or older, have been sedentary, are overweight or have a serious medical condition?

  9. What form of physical activity has the lowest dropout rate?

Check your answers with the answer key!

Monday, June 22, 2009

I am back!!!! Todays Post- quote-inspiritation

The hope that is left after all your hopes are gone -- that is pure hope, rooted in the heart.

David Steindl-Rast
Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

Hi! I am back from a short hiatus! Missed blogging...but I am back!!!!
Heart Blessings~

Monday, June 1, 2009

Jing- One of the 3 treasures!


Jing energy, also called "essence", is the primordial energy unique to an individual that is passed to them at conception. Jing is received from one's parents and has no "material form". Its closest Western counterpart is DNA (our genetic material). This energy governs the developmental growth processes in the body and the rate and degree of determination of the body. Chinese Medicine teaches that Jing can be strengthened through diet, life-style and herbal treatments.

To get the complete the two prior posts!