How is the very BEST heart attack and stroke prevention program put together, and what results can be expected?

1/. we identify the risk factors for heart attack and stroke

2/. screen SIGNS & SYMPTOMS thoroughly

3/.compare the BEST programs available

4/. we line up facilities, equipment and personnel

5/. articulate step by step both what to do and what not to do and how to do it in each of seven (7) categories as follows:

1). diet

2). exercise

3). stress busting routines to choose from

4). relaxing and refreshing sleep

5). review medications

* Dr David Spence of Western has said that intensive medical therapy is a much safer way to prevent strokes caused by clots than either surgery or stenting.

6). resolve all codependency issues

7). build strong positive relationships

8), 9) and 10) later dig deeper and fine tune any still remaining physical, emotional and spiritual issues    (     )    [     ]    <     >

Results will vary from disappointing to spectacular and the success from zero to 100%.

l: Interested Communities may want to search for > stroke prevention in Ontario.

select > http://www.strokenetworkseo/about stroke prevclin

There are currently four stroke prevention clinics in South eastern Ontario located in Kingston, Brockville, Perth and Belleville.

ll: Employers will want to review > successful business strategies to prevent heart attack and stroke.

select > http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/pubs/employers_toolkit.htm and view the presentation.

lll: AT this early stage in this evolving process individuals and small groups are pretty much on their own, BUT my hope is that, God willing, I will play a leadership role and will  facilitate individuals and small groups gaining easy and hassle free access to cutting edge self help information and services through a number of actions such as:

* gather and collect information on topics at random as the opportunity presents itself

* build a website past70.com or some similar name to cater to seniors and elders

* go VOKLE

* percolate and circulate and demonstrate > troubleshoot >problem solve > public speak > fund raise for a small model facility > teach > share what’s there > search the internet > ASK > investigate > promote the aging in place and livability technology >

How are these programs new and different and why are they so much better?

The content is comprehensive and as thorough as is needed.

Be empowered, restored, energized, renewed and more.

If I were to buy you a copy of “PAIN FREE at Your PC”, would you prepare a review to share?

I’m finding materials which I believe should be shared with others of all ages from one to one hundred and one.

> information > and understanding, yes > BUT I have a DEEP sense that there is much essential material missing and overlooked and left out and ignored!

There are serious GAPS and many critical deficiencies.

I believe that we are not sufficiently informed.

I feel that we lack understanding!

This could be changed.

We need more teaching and greater opportunity to learn to understand and then genuine opportunity to choose and to grow and to mature into empowering changes.

Coaching and counselling will help too.

This is my considered view.

The computer and the TV are becoming integral parts of our life and our living space.

It seems computers, cell phones and TVs must be available at all times.

So, what is wrong?

What needs to change and what needs to be changed?

As for me, I am trying to focus on the existing Canadian opportunities to be physically healthy and mentally and emotionally well over a lifetime from very young to very old.

Say from one to one hundred and one.

Say from 5 to 105 and older.

If we return now to this book and review it carefully, we find useful and needful treasure.

Turn to pages 126  to review looking over your left shoulder and study page 127 to understand going the distance with your eyes.

There is much to understand in order to learn to successfully apply the insight in this book to a lifetime of pain free living.

But the pioneers break the trail and trouble shoot and problem solve and they lead by example and make it easier for others to follow if a good trail has been broken right.

Now, are we willing to identify only one or two of our functional problems or would we be willing to invest the time and effort to identify and understand them all and to learn to correct them all??

Our choice Saskatchewan.

Our choice Canada “a Mari usque ad Mare”.

BUT the kicker is, we must learn what to do and must choose to do it all right.

How long does it take to change a habit from one bad habit to two good habits?

This is not easy to do, but if we are patient and persistent, it is doable.

The success rate to date is “around 94%”.

Are you interested?

I’m inviting all residents of Saskatchewan to investigate and to actively participate in this venture and some other methods which have been used successfully elsewhere.

Those who can need to investigate, learn for themselves and then share with others.

In a companion post later today, I’ll mention another system keyed to employers and one keyed to communities.

If 80% of Saskatchewan’s 2,000 strokes per year can be prevented, what will Saskatchewan residents, employers and communities do about it . . . . . >> . . individually and collectively in the next two or three years by investigating  and by experiencing hands on what to do and how to do the specifics required.

If you are willing to pitch in, take the first step and say “YES” to yourself.

I suggest that you obtain a small journal and make an entry to take a specific action.

date the entry.

evaluate how you feel.

make another entry and date the entry.

My name is Keith Hills.

Donald Keith Hills

email me at dkeithhills@gmail.com

I have posted to elderchanges.wordpress.com over the past several months.

I have been keeping a public record of my findings and many of my thoughts on what could be done and how to help ourselves more and how to help each other much more.

We do not have to live a lifetime of pain, but many of us will, if we continue to use only 1/3 of our muscles functionally and ignore or use incorrectly 2/3 of our (639) muscles.

Coming to Saskatchewan real soon, God willing, a total healing center for interested Canadian seniors and for their care givers

Seniors, imagine this . . . . . > > . .

help past70 with all of those personal and relationship struggles.

Seniors, imagine this  . . . . . > > . .

spiritual life in great and glorious abundance

emotional health and happiness

physical health and wellness

having plenty of energy

peace

joy

Seniors, imagine this  . . . . . >   >  .   .

not just talk about it and listening attentively, but doing it all.

Who is willing to participate and thoroughly investigate?

Oh yes, how long does it take to change a bad habit and replace it with a good habit that is just right for you sir?

and for you Ma’am?

…..if all of the correct information with a full understanding is provided with good teaching and coaching and counselling and listening…eh?

I remember being told that it takes thirty-six days to change.

I’ll check out my source and get back to you.

I sent an email yesterday requesting a guest post on this topic.

If you choose to try will you give it a try for a full month?

Seniors, can you imagine any of this . . . . . >  >  .  .

having the ability to easily climb stairs

able to easily get up off a chair or up off a toilet seat

energy

pain free living

and even pain free in front of your own pc

attaining and then maintaining your healthy weight

a normal blood pressure, and a normal cholesterol

Who will share with others what they learn?

80% of Saskatchewan’s 2,000 annual strokes are reported to be preventable.

What do you think about that?

How does your thoughts make you feel?

Who will read Deuteronomy 34.7 and chat with me?

Who will read Ephesians 4.28 and then roll up their sleeves?

There are GAPS and FLAWS and many serious deficiencies

I was reviewing the bleak outlook for health and wellness and prosperity in the United States over the next twenty years and it is very bleak and very bad and very very sad to say the least.

Since January 2005, I have been seeking an understanding of what it takes to be healthy and well as we get up in years.

I was 69 at the time.

Making Workouts Work was an article in the January 2005 Consumer Reports that opened my eyes to the serious problems and the enormous opportunities of being a senior and getting older and becoming FRAIL or seizing the opportunities.

As of November 2012, I am 77 and God willing I’m well on my way to reaching 78.

Will I make it past 78 to 88 or 98??

Time will tell, but I believe that I have a very special JOB to do for many of you.

I’m a bit of a trail blazer at times and willing to attempt new things that are far far beyond my knowledge and experience at the time.

When Dr Ken Cooper first promoted aerobics, I caught the spirit and decided to teach myself to run a marathon every day. When I first started training, I couldn’t run 100 yards.

During the next 2 or 3 years, I would like to help launch a unique health and wellness program for Canadian seniors.

…………..and raise the funds to construct one awsome state of the art healing center.

I would personally like to see Saskatchewan seniors become the role models for all of Canada “a Mari usque ad Mare” and become examples for the United States of America over the next  2-3 to 23 years or more as to how to do it both right and how to do it “righteously”

Our society can gather facts, BUT most fail to get to the true feelings part of living and precious few seek and search for the spirit of life with all of their heart.

We miss the feelings part.

Our society simply does not understand feelings and emotions well enough to solve our physical health problems which are escalating in complexity and in the costs to prevent and treat.

On the other hand if we want better physical health and emotional wellness it is there for most of us.

BUT, if there are 101 factors contributing to a person’s illness and we treat only one third of the causes then we get the poor results we currently get.

It doesn’t surprise me!

Does it surprise you?

If you are able to grasp what I’m about to say then hip hip hurray!

Let’s chat about all of this and some about that.

There is a physical (???) unknown which our scientists explore to the nth degree but there is also a feelings side of life and an emotional [???] wilderness where most of society gets lost and strung out. Take codependency or stress and addictions treatment as prime examples. We can’t solve emotional and relationship problems with our reasoning and logic.

“How does that feel?”

Now the real kicker comes for all who choose to seek to worship God in spirit and in truth.

> Check out John 4.24 a.k.j.v., if you are up to the challenge.

Are you up to this particular challenge Sir? . . . . . Ma’am?

Who wants physical health? emotional wellness? the true spiritual life?

in summary:

Saskatchewan, prevent 80% of 2,000 stroke patients in 2013!

Canada, save $55 billion in health care costs in 2013!

America, save billions, and hundreds of billions and thousands of billions of dollars each year over the next twenty (20) years!

does any of this make sense to anyone?

Who gets a feeling for what has been discussed here?

email me at dkeithhills@gmail.com   . . . . . > > . .    eh!

we can talk ’till we’re blue in the face or we get serious and we cut to the chase!

There are risk factors for heart attack and stroke which are easy to identify.

Do you know them?

Much is known about how to prevent these diseases and how to reverse them.

Do you know what to do and what not to do?

Who in your community is fully informed and up to date?

Now the question is, what do we as a society want to do about this?

Individually and collectively do we want to do as much as possible or not?

I’ve expressed my view that health and wellness is a full time community endevor which involves not only the afflicted individual and their caregivers, BUT, many others in each community working together in a concerted TEAM effort.

There is a lot of detail to pay attention to.

it is a BIG individual problem or a HUGE community opportunity.

Doing one thing right does not make up for having done 100 things wrong.

We’ve discussed the recognized areas with the big potential payoffs but we have not covered all of the detail in detail.

many lives are lost and many more lives are ruined as a result of heart attacks and strokes which are preventable and avoidable.

OR expect death, chronic disability and enormous health care expense.

let’s focus today on what can be done to improve our diet.

search for > helpguide.org healthy heart diet.

Here’s an overview of what we need to learn to do if we want to win this battle:

1. cook at home, using spices for flavour

2. make foods ready-to-eat so food is available when the growlies strike.

3. have a grocery list and stock your pantry with the right foods

4. learn to use your freezer

5. off the top of your head, what can you add to this to do list?

If 80% of the 2,000 strokes which occur in Saskatchewan every year are preventable, who will help work on figuring out what to do and what not to do?

I see an opportunity for everyone bar none in every community, bar none.

What have you learned this past week or yesterday about diet, about exercise, about stress busting, about resolving interpersonal conflicts and about building positive lasting relationships which you can share with me and I’ll pass on to others?????

working out perfect workouts for adults 25-65, for active seniors past 70 and for FRAIL seniors and FRAIL elders who hope to make a come back.

This posting is for adults 25 to 105 who are interested in improving their physical health and emotional wellness or who have something worthwhile to share with others who do.

If you have a workout you really like, what do you have for a warm up and a stretching routine that is easy to do which keeps you limber?

If you have a story to tell or something interesting and helpful to share                                                   . . . . . > > . . would you share?

I like to give both knees a good vigorous rub above and below and all over them while I push them out and pull each of them up to my chin. I also like to rub the origin and insertion of the hamstring muscles and touch both toes with each hand and the floor as far forward as the flexibility of these muscles will let me reach.

When you are told not to overdo it, what does your inner voice say to you? What is your program? What have your learned from experience? What do your instincts tell you?

“4 Ways to keep your body strong as you age” by Lesley Young is an article I would like to recommend to readers. Search for > best health magazine, October 2009. Select the first file. Notice the four (4) areas that are targeted for attention. Rick Kaselj points out that if we don’t push and lift as we age our muscles get weak and we are prone to neck strain. We exercise our leg muscles by carrying around our own body weight. Interesting way to explain our deficient workouts. We have 639 muscles and it is easy to overlook what needs to be done, unless we take the time to think it through. What we really need is functional fitness . . eh? When you have time to chat about your fitness and fitness workouts in general, this article is worth a detailed read and a thorough and thoughtful discussion. I’ve book marked it as a BEST PICK.

Last night, while searching the internet for what causes high blood pressure there were 30,000,000 results reported in 0.13 seconds. Two new points which were identified from last night’s review are:

(1) if you feel cold put on some warm clothes cause being cold can increase our stress which raises our blood pressure.

(2) did you know that if you have an urge to go to the loo, that too can raise our blood pressure.

I’ll search more. The hope is to learn how to prevent more and more of the 2,000 annual strokes here is Saskatchewan. What must we understand better and what must we be prepared to do and not do??? What are risk factors for heart attack and stroke?

I’ve been on a new blood pressure medication for the past two weeks. Today, I’ve taken a blood pressure reading about once an hour and most of the readings were close to 120/80 with a pulse close to 60.

If more of us want physical health and emotionally wellness, what must more of us understand better and what must we be prepared to do and what must our family and friends and neighbours and associates and caregivers learn to do and learn what not to do???

In my view, health and wellness is a full time community endeavor for individuals families, friends, neighbours and associates as well as care givers . . . . . > > . . BUT let’s find us a comfy cozy spot to chat and  then discuss the payoff.

I’m starting to work on flip charts, bulletin boards, visuals, audio-visuals.

There is a need for an easy to access web site.

Reporting on my first five (5) blood pressure readings from today, 22/11/2012 >>

I just lost three (3) hours of quality posting.

I don’t know how it works but suddenly the whole screen went blue and the text  vanished.

No way that I could find the previously written text, so I take a deep deep breath.

I must be getting near a major breakthrough.

I am very thankful.

I am patient.

I feel much better now.

I’ll post this much and re write the post off line so the content is not lost a second time.

OK, I’m back.

I’m ready to forge ahead with this very very very important posting.

today’s early morning blood pressure readings were as follows:                                       at 4.20 am              120/85 and pulse 62                     I took a 22 minute brisk walk  and at  5.35 am               122/73 and pulse 66                     I took a second 22 minute brisk walk of 2200 steps or another mile.          At 6.12            115/71   and pulse 58                              at 8.20 am                 122/69    and pulse 52                                                                         And at t 8.58 am, when I took my b p medications                125/76    and pulse 61

I’m asking what can I do throughout the day to normalize more and More and MORE my blood pressure readings?

What am I doing right that I should continue and what am I doing wrong?

What do other people do?

What could I learn from more internet searching using the right word or words?

What could I learn from today’s leading experts in this field?

What is society’s opportunity to benefit from a breakthrough or two?

What if we id the bottlenecks, barriers, snags and snares as challenges                                    and then look at all of them as real opportunities and provide support?                                       Who would be willing to participate in some way?                                                                                                                   Who would volunteer?

I can see key benefits for everyone from young adults 25-35 to older adults 55-65 to seniors in their early 70s and elders in their early 80s as well as FRAIL elders 85-105.

Here are some examples

1. seniors are forced to give up their own home to move into nursing homes when they can no longer get up off a chair. > reported in Consumer Reports January 2005.

2. Back in 1954, Elizabeth Reisinger wrote a key report on low and restricted salt diets.

3. Do you know what Evelyn Tribole wrote about in her Ultimate Omega-3 Diet in 2007?

4. FRAIL seniors 86 to 96 increased their muscle strength by 175% in just 8 weeks.

5. After strength training twice a week for one year a group of sedentary women had bodies that were fifteen to twenty years more youthful, bone loss was prevented or reversed and flexibility and balance improved. It was also reported that the women felt happier, more energetic and more self-confident.

6. 80% of Saskatchewan’s 2,000 annual strokes are believed to be preventable.

7. The No I cause of DEATH is heart attack. The No 1 cause of ADULT DISABILITY is stroke. Both CONTRIBUTE  to lifestyle illness and increase HEALTH CARE COSTS!!

8. I see many, Many, MANY WAYS to save $55 BILLION in health care costs annually!

9. PAIN FREE living may be much easier than we might think.                                                                       Want to check this out thoroughly . . . . . >> . . anyone?

Now, after saying all of that, I may be asking a lot, but has anyone succeeded to date in putting accurate information and correct understanding together [ in a series of audio visual presentations ] with just the right amount of easy to apply advice > step > by step > and by progressive step!

[ . . . . . > > . . based on some actual case histories. ]

now we build that web site [ and we include many of these actual case histories. ]

to me, this is leading by the right example(s)

“am I making any sense to anyone?”