Which Is Good Yogasana And Pranayama For Heart Patients?

(November 17, 2011)

Yoga For Heart Patient

Heart problems and heart failures are a very common concern all over the world and the fact that they can be fatal means that one should take every effort to guard their bodies against these dangers. Yoga is a highly regarded discipline that is based on ensuring that the energies of the body and mind are focused in the same direction. There are many different types of yoga that serve to improve certain aspects of the human body. Meditation, for instance, is a major part of the entire yoga experience and plays a vital role in training the human mind to be aware of certain aspects as well as de-stressing the body and mind.

There are a number of variations of yoga for heart patients as well as exercises for heart failure patients that you can incorporate into your daily lifestyle. Kapalbhati breathing is one such form of yoga that requires the individual to rapidly breathe in while also consciously controlling the movement of the diaphragm. One of the most important benefits of this form of yoga for heart patients is that it not only exercises the entire respiratory system, but also ensures richer blood circulation to the cardiovascular muscles in the body. The yoga mountain pose, more commonly known as the Tadasana, is a balanced standing posture that is considered to be the foundation of any other yoga asana and starts from a standing position with the heels and big toes touching each other with the weight balanced evenly on the metatarsals. You should then stiffen up the calf muscles, knee caps, thighs and hips before taking the stomach in and expanding the chest, neck and spine. Release any tension in the finger muscles and allow the hands to drop by your side, but maintaining the stiffness in them.  

Submitted by V A on November 17, 2011 at 04:39

What Is The Best Diet Plan For A Heart Patient?

If you are suffering from a heart problem, the best plan of action for treatment of this condition is to pay careful attention to your diet. A heart patient’s diet will aim to reduce cholesterol levels which are the main cause of any heart disease. Hence the stipulation of any heart patient’s diet will be to reduce intake of saturated fats as this is the reason why the cholesterol in the body increases. One of the important points in a heart patient’s diet is to restrict the amount of dairy products and meats the patient is consuming. Also animal fat should be replaced by unsaturated fats. These unsaturated fats can be found in canola, olive oil and peanut oil. A heart patient should be eating no more than 5 ounces of lean meats, fish, poultry, dry beans or dry peas in a day.

As far as eggs are concerned, the heart patient should limit his intake to 2 yolks of egg per week. There is no restriction on the intake of egg whites. They can have certain low fat products and also low fat milk. The portion size should not exceed more than a cup of non fat milk in a day or a cup of non fat yogurt. They can even have low fat yogurt. A single ounce of low fat cheese or fat free cheese is permitted in a day. A heart patient can eat anywhere from 2 portions of fruit to 4 portions of fruit in a day. A single piece of fruit like an orange or an apple or half a banana is permitted per day. Additionally a cup of melon or berries is allowed and a little more than half a cup of a fruit juice. They are allowed to eat 3 to about 5 vegetables in a day. This will include a single cup of any raw leafy green vegetables, a quarter cup of raw or cooked vegetables and about three quarter cup of some vegetable juice that is freshly prepared. Bread, pasta, cereals, rice and other grains are also included in a heart patient’s diet.

Submitted by C D on November 17, 2011 at 04:36

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