Reasons To Include CPR Along With Your Exercise Regimen

by simonhopes | June 18, 2017 10:17 pm

If you knew that there was one simple and effective way to prevent a whole host of diseases, wouldn’t you be eager to try it out? Research has clearly shown that this method can slow down the advancement or even prevent many serious health conditions including osteoporosis, heart ailments, diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke. The method is something you’re already familiar with- exercise.

Whether you’re a marathon veteran, or a tai-chi exponent, whether you like the slow burn of yoga or the fast-paced fun of Zumba[1], if you’re a team player or work out alone, exercise holds multiple benefits for people of all ages.

Exercise for the ages
A young child tuned to the exercise routine will find better coordination, self-confidence and strength. With increased energy, the child can also perform better at school and with other tasks. In many cases, a childhood fitness practice becomes a lifelong habit.

For adults, exercise is a good way to delay the ageing process. Given the stressful and often sedentary lives we lead, any physical activity becomes a bonus and helps to create rejuvenation and positivity in a person.
For the older generation, exercise is absolutely vital to keep systems running smoothly and prevent rapid degeneration of bones and muscles.

Thus we see that exercise has multiple benefits across the board.

CPR
CPR is cardiopulmonary resuscitation and according to the medical dictionary, involves, “the manual application of chest compressions and ventilations to patients in cardiac arrest.” This is done to help the person in distress till more help arrives. There is no denying the absolute essential nature of CPR and how many lives it can save each year.
A simple procedure, almost anyone can be trained to administer CPR, when needed.

CPR in exercise
This year, 72 year old George Liberatore was working out on an elliptical when he had a cardiac arrest. (http://www.fox34.com/story/34519000/cpr-saves-mans-life-at-gym[2])

A stranger on the treadmill near him gave him CPR and kept him alive till medical help reached him. Liberatore is lucky- the stranger, Brittany Sabin, is a cardiovascular nurse. She guided another person at the gym to administer CPR too. But we may not always have a doctor in the house. And for CPR it’s not necessary to be a medical professional. You should learn the training algorithms for BLS, ACLS, and PALS[3].

There’s no telling when the heart may go into distress. In many cases, a heart attack happens quite suddenly. The chances of a cardiac arrest during a work-out can be high too, especially if the person already has a history of heart disease. Being trained in CPR can help you handle a large number of emergencies that may arise at any time during your exercise regimen.

CPR may be needed for a person- child or adult- who has suffered a head trauma or a serious injury, faced distress during swimming or has hurt itself badly with excessive bleeding. All these are scenarios where the heartbeat or breath could stop.

No matter the age, if you are looking at an exercise regimen, then the added knowledge of CPR can literally save lives.

Endnotes:
  1. Zumba: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zumba
  2. http://www.fox34.com/story/34519000/cpr-saves-mans-life-at-gym: http://www.fox34.com/story/34519000/cpr-saves-mans-life-at-gym
  3. the training algorithms for BLS, ACLS, and PALS: https://www.acls-pals-bls.com/algorithms/

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