Friday April 27, 2018

USA observing CPR and AED Awareness Week from June 1-7, to save lives from Cardiac Arrest

The month of June is designated to raise awareness for the practical purposes and training of CPR & AED

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CPR training: CPR is being administered while a second rescuer prepares for defibrillation. Image source: Wikipedia
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Back in 2007, the American Heart Association, The American Red Cross, and the National Safety Council joined forces and worked fervently to assign one week of the year for CPR & AED Awareness. By December 13 2007, Congress declared that the first week of June will be recognized as CPR & AED Awareness week.

Unfortunately for the people who worked so hard to designate one week of the year to raise awareness on these two rescue tactics, the first week of June coincides with a nationally recognized holiday; Memorial Day. They have taken it upon themselves to recognize the month of June as CPR & AED Awareness Month, as opposed to just using the first week to recognize such an important topic.

CPR and AED Awareness posters. Image source: cpr.heart.org
CPR and AED Awareness posters. Image source: cpr.heart.org

The purpose of raising awareness of this first aid training tactic is simple; to save lives. According to the American Red Cross, cardiac arrest is the one of the main causes of death in adults. These sudden cardiac arrests typically happen in homes. The mission of raising awareness is also to ensure that at least one person in every household has received CPR & AED training and can properly aid anyone who may need that specific medical attention.

CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. It is a rescue technique that one individual applies to another who is suffering from cardiac arrest. It is a series of actions that includes compressing on an individual’s chest and breathing air into their lungs. The goal is to ensure that a person’s blood circulation and oxygen in their body stay at functioning levels.

An AED machine in Akihabara Wikimedia Commons
An AED machine in Akihabara. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator. An AED is a machine that you can find attached to walls in many public locations. The defibrillator is used in very serious situations. When used, it restores an individual’s electrical signals to their heart. In these serious situations, if the AED is not used it could result in death or incapacitation.

The importance of CPR & AED is very blatant for anyone to see. It must be noted that these life saving tactics cannot be properly maneuvered if one has not been trained to do so. The attention CPR & AED Awareness Week/Month receives is beneficial to all. Many CPR/AED classes are available for people to take, and information is obtainable. Local events are typically hosted for the awareness week, and The American Heart Association encourages you to look into classes. The AHA also has free printable documents, which you can use to spread the word about CPR & AED Awareness Week in your very own community.

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Top 3 Ways To Promote Faster Fat Loss

In this article, we’ll show you the top 3 ways that you can promote faster fat loss, just in time for summer.

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Ways To Promote Faster Fat Loss
Ways To Promote Faster Fat Loss. Pixabay

You might be sitting there unhappy with your body right now. And let’s be honest, summer
Is just around the corner! So instead of being unhappy, it only takes a few lifestyle changes and actions to sculpt your dream body or figure – so you can walk around on the beach without feeling embarrassed.
In this article, we’ll show you the top 3 ways that you can promote faster fat loss, just in
time for summer.

Eat More Thermogenics

Everyone knows that you need to watch your calories to lose weight. If you eat more
calories than your TDEE (total daily energy expenditure), then you’ll put on weight – that’s a fact. First thing’s first. Watch your calorie intake!
But most people know this. So, the second thing you can do is help your body burn more
calories.

Eat more Thermogenics.
Eat more Thermogenics. Pixabay

How do you do this? Answer: eat more thermogenic nutrients.
Just to clear things up, thermogenics are foods that raise your body temperature and heart- rate, so your body works harder to cool itself back down. In the process, your body burns more calories, even while you’re sat on the computer on social media!
Not bad eh? Well, here’s a small list of the best thermogenics, according to fitness experts, LeanBulking.com:

 Chili Peppers
 Green Tea
 Chlorogenic acid (in green coffee beans)
 Chromium Picolinate (naturally found in broccoli)
 Caffeine

Also Read: Obesity may affect a child’s liver

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

When many people think about the gym, they imagine themselves running on a treadmill
for hours; this seems both seriously boring and time-consuming.
The good news is that you don’t need to do this. . In fact, a study by Stephen H. Boucher
proved that a short 20 minute HIIT can really help you shed body fat.

High Intensity Interval Training
High Intensity Interval Training. Pixabay

What is HIIT? It’s when you sprint for a short period of time, then have a rest period, before starting the process again for around 20-30 minutes. You can perform this on a treadmill or cycle machine. Or you can get the job done outside in a park!
Not only that, HIIT session benefits you after the session too; studies have also shown that HIIT induces an ‘afterburn’ effect, which boosts your metabolism for up to 24 hours
afterwards too – promoting even more fat loss.
So next time you’re short of time or just want a quicker, more efficient workout, then
perform a 20-30 minute HIIT session to sweat off some body fat.

Also Read: Obesity Linked To Heart Rhythm Disorder

Lift Weights!

Back in the 1960s-80s, weightlifting was considered strange. People just couldn’t
understand why men and women would spend hours in the gym training.
But guess who came out of this period successful? The likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and
Lou Ferrigno, that’s who!
Now, luckily more and more people know the benefits of lifting weights. And it’s great that
we live In an age where more and more women are beginning to squat with heavier weights too. This is also why there are so many Instagram Fitness Models finding fame in recent times. Ultimately, as well as helping you improve the appearance of your body, weightlifting has and improve your heart health more than running. You can’t argue with that!

Lift Weights
Lift Weights. Pixabay

Conclusion
Weight loss isn’t easy to achieve. But you can make easy changes to your lifestyle to help
you achieve that toned body you’ve dreamed about having.
Making these changes isn’t just for your vanity either. Eating healthier and training in the
gym will really improve your general health, mood and self-confidence too.
So add a few chilies to more meals, waste less time in the gym by performing HIIT, and start a sensible weight-lifting program. You might be surprised by how fast you begin losing those unwanted pounds!