20: SUCCESS STORY! with Karl Karch - police officer grateful for heart attack at 46.

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Dec 9 2022 • 1 hr 14 mins

Mr. Karl Karch didn’t want to bother anyone with his heart attack. Fortunately, that same heart attack was the impetus for significant life changes (via the Ornish Intensive Cardiac Rehab program) that created space to go from having a “soft trigger pull” in life to being the healthiest he’s ever been - mind, body, and spirit.

In today's episode you'll hear Karl's inspiring and relatable story of living the American dream - grilling out a few times a week with friends and family, drinkin' a few beers, working a high stress job, was a professional at repressing his feelings, never sharing emotions . . . and then . . . (like so many other Americans living the dream) he had a heart attack. He knew he needed some lifestyle changes and the Ornish program sure helped turn his life around.

He loves his new lifestyle - whole food plant based diet, regular exercise, daily self-care practices like yoga and meditation, and opening his heart to others in a rich and deep way. His new endeavor, Yoga 5-0, will help fellow police officers create awareness, centeredness, and connection with not only their families and friends, but for the communities they serve. Win! Win! Win!

Connect with Karl on LinkedIn and at YogaFive-0

Karl's story reminded me of this funny (but not funny) video from the American Heart Association. It's a woman's perspective, but a great one to raise awareness about heart attacks in women.

Learn more about Heart Attacks at the American Heart Association.

Interested in BOOKS to reduce or eliminate your risk for a heart attack? Check out my heart healthy book list at Bookshop.org. Or see all my book lists HERE. If you buy from Bookshop.org not only do you benefit brick and mortar local booksellers, but I get a small commission too.

***Sorry about the couple sound issues . . . still learning, tweaking, and trying to get the podcasting thing down!***

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As always, thanks to Lemon Music Studio for intro and outro music.


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