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5 Mind-Body Exercises for a Healthier Heart

Holistic Ways to Boost Heart Health

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  • HONEYJI
    Great article! Yoga is such a health and powerful way for folks to be fit and no matter what your physical situation you can begin. (Chair yoga, beginners yoga). Thanks for the info about TM - I've been practicing regularly for over 10 years and it has changed my life is so many ways. On top of that list is managing stress better and feeling great! - 12/8/2014 11:15:32 AM
  • Good article! Thanks - 6/13/2014 6:25:37 AM
  • I never knew that yoga can reduce the risk of heart disease. I really enjoy yoga and meditation. This article inspires me to continue making time in my schedule do to each one, and how beneficial it will be for my health. - 8/31/2013 8:54:44 PM
  • I really liked this article. I have been looking for something simple I can do at home or a work. Sometimes I forget to relax and I go home with pain in my neck or back. - 8/31/2013 2:08:51 PM
  • Great article. - 8/4/2013 5:26:23 PM
  • I am a singer and a vocal instructor. The vocal exercises I do every day for myself and working with my students requires deep breathing and the vowels we use, from my point of view, puts you in a similar place as the "om"...I always come away feeling very strong, satisfied and fulfilled. Even if you have never thought of yourself as a singer, the lessons can be a definite health benefit. I've had many through the years who study just for fun, discipline and satisfaction. - 6/7/2013 8:08:16 AM
  • KATIEBATEY
    Chris: karate isn't good for rehabilitation heart patients.

    All this though I already do, lots of isometric. Swimming, walking, biking, yoga, bellydance and yes even hula hoop!
    - 9/10/2012 5:06:31 PM
  • Yeah I agree - I also thought they would have mention karate as one of the tenets is Zen Breathing. I know that there was a Catholic meditation group in my diocese. I don't know what happened to it as I hadn't heard about it for a while. - 2/19/2012 9:14:39 PM
  • One possible additional group of options which I would like to have seen mentioned (and what research has shown concerning their effects on heart health) would be ones such as religious practices - such as prayer (which might be considered in a similar group as TM), and religious attendance/worship activities. Maybe a follow-up that addresses what studies have shown on the relation of those (of varying religious backgrounds) types of activities/followings/practices. - 4/5/2011 5:59:26 PM

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