Archive for the Heart category

Number of results found (7)

US Arts and the heart campaign

September 28th, 2010

US-based Foundation for Art and Healing have initiated an ‘Arts and the heart’ campaign to raise awareness of the effect of creative activities on the heart.

Read more

Sing for your heart – Heart Research UK

September 28th, 2010

Heart Research UK believe singing has health benefits for the heart. In a short article to promote their ‘Sing for your heart’ week, they quote Professor Graham Welch, Chair of Music Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, who points to the affects on oxygenation of the blood, on the endocrine system, and […]

Read more

Waltzing is as good as the gym

September 28th, 2010

An article in the Sun quotes a study that found waltzing three times a week is as good, if not better, than the same amount of time on a treadmill or exercise bike. The U.S study took 110 cardiac patients who tried either waltzing or working out. The amount of oxygen their lungs put into […]

Read more

The health benefits of singing

September 28th, 2010

An article in the Guardian looks at the health benefits of singing, including the effects on the heart and lungs.

Read more

Choir members say singing has helped their recovery

September 28th, 2010

Research by the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health at Canterbury Christ Church University involving international choirs and over 12,000 people, identified the benefits of regular group singing, including specific examples of people who say it helped them recover from strokes or heart attacks. See the report in the Guardian or visit […]

Read more

Mood-enhancing and stress-reducing activities may reduce heart disease

September 28th, 2010

In ‘The heart-mind connection‘, researchers Hill M, Weber R and Werner S, outline the connection between heart disease and psychosocial factors such as stress, anger, anxiety, and depression. They say that mood-enhancing or stress-reducing techniques can reduce the incidence of heart disease.

Read more

Dancing improves improves heart function and quality of life among patients

September 28th, 2010

A study presented at the American Heart Association’s conference in 2006 and published in 2008 suggests that dance may be a good alternative to other aerobic exercises. Participants showed improvements in functional capacity, quality of life, and cardiopulmonary fitness. The dance participants also showed slightly greater increases in oxygen consumption, anaerobic threshold, ventilatory response and […]

Read more

Conditions

Artforms

Links

Tags

Alcoholism Alzheimer's Arthritis Autism Cancer Crafts Crohn's Disease Cystic Fibrosis Dance Dementia Down's Syndrome Heart Hepatitis C HIV and AIDS Lungs Mind MS Multiple Sclerosis Music Parkinson's Poetry Singing Stroke Visual arts Writing