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What  a Heart Failure ? May 26, 2017

Now that I am dealing with, treating this diagnosis and was surprised by it when I went to the hospital in March. Initially I was relieved to hear a diagnosis and a couple of doctors and nurses tell me that it can be overcome.   

They gave me that hope without any deep information nor explanations. Eventually a few folks from Social work, social service offices brought information about Heart Failure. It include a cursory description of what it was and a little bit how it gets started. The information also had suggestions for living with it and treating it.

  • Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood  to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen.      
  • the heart can’t keep up with its workload.      
  • The heart is a muscle that pumps blood to the other organs of the body, but “Heart Failure” doesn’t mean the heart has stopped working. It means it can’t pump properly

Certain behaviors can lead to heart failure:

  • Eating foods that are high in salt, fat, and cholesterol 
  •  getting enough physical activity. 
  • Being overweight

I found a few videos with some basic info.

– this first one was interesting as I started my journey with symptoms of bronchitis and ended up in the Emergency room. Unable to breathe with A FIB AND heart failure.

-The following has a few useful tips for dealing with and living with heart failure.

@martyroddy

 

Heart Failure, Exercise and Improvement May 16, 2017

Now that I have heart failure and am dealing with it , I will write about it as I work to,overcome and live a long happy, healthy life.

I have been living with the diagnosis for 2 months now and my exercise has helped my head and my heart and even my fat butt…. keep the blood pumping and clean as I exercise and ear right….diagnosis of no more failure….just a healthy 54 year old heart.
The following video discusses some basics for the use of exercise to improve life after the diagnosis.

Fun info on overcoming the challenge and training for Ironman…or life…..QUOTE: You can get off the couch and live the life you want…even with heart disease.

@martyroddy

 

Stress, Recovery, Fitness and Exercise October 22, 2013

Filed under: Cross Training,Injury-Rehab,Recovery,Rest,Training — bigfootmarty @ 2:28 am
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Stress, Recovery, Fitness and Exercise

Like what I read about stress and recovery.

I am a big fan of proper exercise, training, food , REST and recovery.

I fully believe that nearly 95% of the running injuries people complain about at 5k’s and in running stores are self inflicted because the runner in question did more trained that she could handle , given the time available for proper rest and complete recovery.

There is often talk of overtraining but most of that is in reality UNDER-Resting.

 

What is with my knees? October 17, 2013

Filed under: Bicycle,Injuries,Injury-Rehab,Strength Training — bigfootmarty @ 11:53 pm
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Been riding the bike for commuting for a few weeks now and mostly take it easy except for up hills. At night I feel my knees (after several surgeries- not surprising)  but not like the old days.

I think they are getting stronger. I am also doing more bodyweight exercises including squats and burpees and 8 Count bodybuilders.

Getting stronger top to bottom- maybe I will get another bike and race/triathlon???