Wednesday, November 18, 2009


This is a not so good news from the on-going American Heart association Annual Scientific meeting at Orlando, Florida.
A senior cardiologist from the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston was out jogging yesterday morning when he was knocked down by a car, and died. So sad and tragic.
I do not know Dr Kenneth Baugham personally, but I am saddened by the untimely death of a colleague who was doing what he was preaching. Early morning exercise is good for the heart.
My condolences to his family and love ones.
I also want to ask those who exercise in the morning to take due care. There are just too many motor vehicles ( motor cycles and cars ) on the road nowadays. When I do have the time ( like during my recovery from hip surgery ), I would walk at the opposite side of the road ( counter-flow to traffic ), wear a bright coloured shirt. Nowadays, they have flourescent reflectory shoes, and always keep on the edge of the road. When you have to cross road junction, be extra careful. Hopefully, you will chose an area where the traffic volume is low, or just a playing field. Aways remember that you are on an exercise program, and time is not an issue. Don't rush as that will make you make hurried decision. Let the cars pass and take your time.
In our context, you also have to worry about snatch thieves. Hopefully, we are all jogging without a large amount of money on us. As I am near my home, I do not carry any purse, money or IC. I felt it safer.
Remember, prevention is better than cure. Please take due care.

1 comment:

pilocarpine said...

probably best to exercise around parks, not on road...
the fumes from the motor ain't so healthy as well..