Boom Generation Fitness

Mind - body fitness and health strategies for powering thru later years

The blog is aimed at the generation that was born between 1946 and 1964 - the so-called Baby Boomers.

We are now into our middle-age and very interested in staying fit and healthy until well into our senior years.

This blog provides some of the tools to do just that. You can find posts here and lots more by clicking on the links to THINK FIT and THE FITNESS PAPERS (see left side column).

These pages are about any and all matters concerning wellness, mind, body and spirit and, of course, physical exercise of all sorts. A special feature is an emphasis on individuals who can provide examples for us all of a healthy, energetic and positive life.


Geoff Quartermaine Bastin

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Monday, March 29, 2010


Heart attacks affect people at ALL ages. And they don't always happen when other people are around. What to do?

If you feel a sharp, grasping pain that goes up into your jaw and into your arm (often the left one), and it feels like there is a vice around your chest, the chances are you might be having a heart attack.

If you are alone, you have a short time - about 10 seconds - to get help.... But what if you can't?

The answer is to COUGH! Breathe very deeply and cough heavily as if you are trying to clear a blocked throat. Keep breathing deeply and coughing HARD!

The deep breaths pull in more oxygen and the coughing squeezes your heart and can help get it going again.

Obviously as soon as you can call for medical help.

I have a neat PowerPoint about this..... email me on and I'll email a copy.

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