Cardio does wonders for the heart!

Thanks to Mrs. Duong for this information. You can read her full comment in yesterday’s post.

“What’s a difference between a heart attack and a stroke?

Heart attack refers to damage to the muscle of the heart, usually from a lack of blood flow. Most of the time, a blood clot forms in one of the arteries that supplies the heart muscle with blood, blocking the flow of blood. as the heart muscle starves, it begins to die, causing chest pain and other heart attack symptoms.

A stroke is a similar blockage in an artery that supplies blood to the brain. When a clot forms in one of those arteries and stops blood flow, a section of the brain begins to die. Stroke symptoms often don’t include any pain or discomfort, and are more likely associated with losing feeling or the ability to move. much of the time, strokes affect only one side of the body.”

The bottom line: keep your arteries clear and healthy by eating right, exercise and live a stress-free life.

Here are a couple good articles related to heart disease.



Warm Up:
3 times:
2 minutes of jump rope
Straight leg kicks up and down mat
inchworms up and down mat
Broad Jumps up and down mat
Sam Son Stretch up and down mat
10 Scorpions

20 seconds on, 10 second rest for 8 rounds of the following:
Horse Stance Squats (advanced holding medicine ball)
Push Ups
Sit Ups with Cross Punches
Chicken Lunges

You will do 20 seconds of horse stance squats then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat 8 times. Then 20 seconds of push ups 10 second rest. Repeat times. Same with sit ups with cross punches and then with chicken lunges. Your score is your total number of reps. Keep a running tally through the entire workout.

Warm Down:
5 minutes partner stretching
5 minutes ball or belt torture