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February is American Heart Month
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18 February 2018
Heart disease is a field that is well-researched. Current national statistics show that mortality from heart disease is declining more slowly than it has in the past, especially among adults ages 35 to 64. In many communities, death rates are even increasing in this age group. Not only are higher numbers of younger adults dying of heart disease, but their rates of risk factors—such as physical inactivity, tobacco use, and hypertension—are also increasing.
Measures to reduce the risk factors for heart disease are emphatically recommended by the American Heart Association which put out a statement in 2014 recommending that the TM practice be included in clinical treatment. The AHA states that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with lifestyle changes. For example, research shows that the Transcendental Meditation program reduces tobacco use, stress, hypertension and atherosclerosis. In January of 2018 alone, here are two of the findings of researchers—situations in which TM as an intervention would be highly beneficial:
∙ Stress of exercise is good for the heart but stress of hypertension is not. (More on this study.)
∙ Women who have gestational diabetes in pregnancy are at higher risk of ischemic heart disease. (More on this study.)
Learning the TM technique is such a simple step with a wide range of health benefits that result from regular twice-daily practice. Let Heart Health Month be the impetus to supporting your future well-being.
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∙ AHA report on Transcendental Meditation in hypertension treatment: 'A breakthrough in the evolution of medical practice' - Dr Robert Schneider
∙ Living from your heart: Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum shares her passion for women's heart health
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