Be the Good

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Be the Good | Body & Soul Fitness

You’ve likely heard “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.” This is a tried and true motto. It reminds us to pay close attention to what we see with our eyes, hear with our ears, and say with our mouths. During this month as we focus on healthy hearts, it’s the perfect time to encourage you to “be the good” and renew your CPR certification – and if this certification is a new idea to you, that’s ok. Read on for reasons to make this life-saving skill a priority.

  • According to CPR Headquarters, providing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) in the initial minutes of an episode of cardiac arrest can help circulate blood that contains oxygen to the victim’s brain and other vital organs.
  • More than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States per year, out of which 70% happen inside homes.
  • Ninety percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest die prior to reaching a hospital or medical care facility.
  • Effective CPR provided by a bystander in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest can increase the chances of survival by two or three times.
  • According to an American Heart Association (AHA) study, less than 20 percent of Americans are equipped to perform CPR during a medical emergency situation.
    CPR aids in increasing the duration of electric shock provided via a defibrillator, thereby, making the process more effective.
  • If a bystander does not perform CPR, the survival chances of a victim will decrease 7% in every single minute of delay.

So, be a hero, get CPR certified, and BE THE GOOD!

Amy Stafford is the President of Body & Soul Fitness, certified personal trainer, ACE faculty and ACE Group Fitness Instructor. She is a leader in the fitness industry and a popular speaker for women’s events, retreats, fitness conferences. For information on booking Amy for your event or for an interview please email Amy currently teaches in the Williamsburg, VA area.

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