Hearts & Flowers

News Note

By Editorial Staff

Originally published in Massage & Bodywork magazine, August/September 2000.

A gift of roses has always been considered the way to a woman’s heart, but growing roses may prove to be a more heart-healthy approach. In the Archives of Internal Medicine, April 2000, researchers reported evidence that 60 minutes per week of moderate-intensity activity, such as gardening, lowers heart attack risk by 66 percent. The conclusions were drawn from a study involving 333 heart attack patients, as compared with 503 subjects who had not experienced heart attacks.