Zombie Video Promotes CPR Training

This new Halloween-themed public service video, called The Undeading and produced the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada, features zombies to promote to use of hands only CPR. The video demonstrates that hands only CPR is so simple, that even a zombie could do it.  (While the clip shows the victim ‘waking up’ after zombies apply[…]

Companies that Support Proposition 37 in California

While most industrial food producers have campaigned against it, the following companies have come out in support Proposition 37 in California. Proposition 37, also known as The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, mandates that labeling must indicate whether food is produced using genetic engineering. Genetically modified (GMO) corn has been engineered to[…]

Getting Started with Flexitarian Cooking

I just got started with week 1 of the flexitarian meal plan, and am cooking up some pretty tasty vegetarian dishes from the Flexitarian Diet Book. The idea behind Flexitarianism is to reduce, but not necessarily eliminate, the amount of meat in one’s diet. Meat-based diets have been linked to heart disease, cancer, and weight gain.[…]

Running for Beginners

Salty Running features articles by and for women looking to improve their training and performance, and offers a free “Running for Beginners”  program that can provide anyone with a good, simple introduction to the sport. Running is my favorite heart-healthy exercise, and is demonstrated to lower cholesterol levels, improve longevity, increase bone mass, and improve[…]

Flexitarianism: Meal Plans and Diet

More and more people who are concerned with losing weight, reducing the risk of heart disease, or who simply want to eat better and healthy are incorporating Flexitarianism in their meal plans and diet.  Flexitarian advocates eat a primarily vegetarian diet; meat may be included occasionally – say, in social situations or when it’s otherwise[…]

Do Brain Trainer Games Work?

A friend has looked for ways to improve his memory capacity and cognitive response, and thought that brain trainer games and software might work. As we get older, our brains decline in operating speed and performance. He’s been playing brain trainer games at Lumosity, which advertise that their subscription game service will “improve your brain[…]

How to Reduce the Risk of a Heart Attack

The Wall Street Journal published an article about how to reduce the risk of a heart attack entitled “The Guide to Beating a Heart Attack”.  It’s well known that most of the risk of a heart attack is associated with factors that are within a person’s control, including cholesterol, blood pressure, physical activity, smoking and[…]