GOLDIE HARVEY DIED A SAVIOUR; can regular exercise prevent Pulmonary Embolism? Find out!

Goldie Harvey

NOTE: This article is lengthy but we encourage you to read it because PULMONARY EMBOLISM is very deadly and the info here might be the reason you don’t get to die from it in future.

We start by saying that we are deeply hurt by the demise of this young and promising lady, GOLDIE HARVEY. May her gentle soul, rest in perfect peace. Apart from her prowess as a singer, we regarded her as one of the very few Nigerian celebrities that take care of their bodies. This is because we have seen pictures of her (just like the one above) that suggest that she either works-out and/or she eats healthy meals. This is to say that this article is not geared at saying that Goldie was not fit but to let u know that whether Goldie truly died of Pulmonary Embolism (PE) (caused by DVT) or not, Pulmonary Embolism could be prevented in several ways, most of all; regular exercise. Although a lot of news blogs have said that there was a press release by some doctors at Reddington hospital saying that the cause of her death is Pulmonary Embolism, we cannot run into conclusions because so far, we’ve not come across any report of an autopsy.

Having a great body because you used to exercise, watch your diet or have good genes, is no reason for you to stop exercising. A lot of people think that one should only exercise when one wants to improve one’s physical appearance. If you are one of those people we are pretty sure that by the time you are done with this article you will realize that regular exercise is the only way to truly stay healthy and not just look externally fit. As long as you are alive you have to continue exercising if you really want to live a healthy life that is free from health problems that are hard to detect like, PE and DVT.

It is with a deep sense of responsibility that we at Allthingsfitnez Services, a personal fitness training company, based in Lagos, Nigeria, are posting this article, through our CEO, Kaycee Nma, to enlighten everyone on the dangers of Pulmonary Embolism/DVT. We hope that through this enlightenment, Goldie’s death would be a life-saver, as it would have afforded a greater number of people the opportunity to take measures to avert/escape death.

You are probably wondering; what is Pulmonary Embolism? According to; “Pulmonary embolism, sometimes referred to as pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE), happens when a blood clot blocks the supply of blood to the lungs… In the majority, pulmonary embolism is a side-effect of deep vein thrombosis (commonly referred to as DVT)”. A DVT (deep vein thrombosis) is a blood clot that forms in the legs or sometimes other parts of the body and can travel to the lungs or brain with potentially life-threatening consequences, says LIVESTRONG.COM. Pulmonary embolism often happens to people who do not exercise regularly especially those that travel long distances.

In this article, we will let you in on the causes of DVT (the cause of Pulmonary Embolism) and steps to take in other to prevent it from happening to you. We will also provide you with links to web pages that contain more details like, the symptoms of DVT and how to prevent it.

Causes of DVT:

  • Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle.
  • chemotherapy treatment,
  • taking birth control pills,
  • smoking,
  • varicose veins,
  • dehydration,
  • pregnancy
  • Major surgery,(especially if it is conducted on a foot or leg).

Ways to prevent Pulmonary Embolism by avoiding the development of DVT:

First on the list is REGULAR EXERCISE. Now, this is not to say that Goldie did not exercise. In fact from the info we got from a source who claims to have been close to her, she has a gym at home and she works-out. So, obviously she exercises but, what we do not know is if she was exercising regularly towards the period of her demise. December/January was a busy period for those in the music industry especially the likes of Goldie because they had a lot of shows lined up back-to-back. In such situations it’s hard for them to follow a regular exercise routine.

Those of them, like Goldie, who frequently fly long distances, are highly prone to DVT. To prevent DVT via exercise, we advise that you follow a regular workout routine that involves the legs, whether you are on a journey or not. If you often travel long distances; when on a plane, exercise your legs or walk the aisle every hour; if on a road trip, stop to exercise your legs every 1-2hours, to keep blood flowing normally through your veins; so there is no opportunity for a blood-clot.

Below are excerpts from reputable websites that support the relevance of regular exercise in preventing DVT/PE.


Exercise can help prevent blood clots from forming and traveling to the lungs in several ways. For one, obesity is a risk factor for deep vein thrombosis………. Exercising regularly to reach a healthy weight can therefore reduce this risk factor. Being sedentary for long periods of time can also cause a blood clot, so it is important to get at least some physical activity even when recovering from surgery and during long plane or car trips. Additionally, exercise hastens recovery from a pulmonary embolism by increasing circulation, reducing swelling, and restoring lung function.

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Although not all DVTs result in pulmonary embolisms, if you take certain measures to prevent a DVT, you can also reduce your risk of pulmonary embolism. One of these preventative measures is exercising; especially while traveling and or recovering from a surgery or injury. During travel, according to, it is a good idea to exercise the legs at least once every hour. For example, if you’re on a plane or train, you can walk and stretch in the aisle every so often. During long periods of bed rest, it is also important to exercise the legs once an hour. If you’re partially immobilized, using non-immobilized muscles in the lower extremity can help prevent DVT.

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Although pulmonary embolism is scary enough in itself, it’s also a common cause of heart disease. So what’s a good way to avoid all that? Movement. Some studies have shown that exercise can help prevent blood clots from forming. And reducing the amount of time each day that you spend totally inactive will help, too. The less you sit, the more you’ll improve blood circulation

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The first step to prevent pulmonary embolism is to avoid deep vein thrombosis by following these steps:

  • Exercise on a regular basis; if you are sat down for a prolonged period of time exercise your legs and move them around on a regular basis. If you are flying get up and have a walk……….. exercising your legs while in your seat.
  • Get up and try to move about as soon as possible after surgery. If you are ill and spending prolonged periods of time in bed, even if you just have a short walk or stretch your legs, this will help to reduce the risk of DVT.

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In conclusion, apart from DVT/PE, there are a lot of other deadly diseases that can befall a person who does not exercise regularly. You are advised to follow a daily workout regimen and make sure you do less sitting and more of moving about. On a lighter note, a “busy-body” is a healthier body…lol.

We know this is a time of mourning and sadness because of Goldie’s death but from a positive point of view she didn’t die in vain. Her demise has brought to light this deadly disease and as a result, has saved the lives of many. Goldie Harvey died a saviour!

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Kaycee Nma
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Don’t do too much on the first day; first day of workout and first day after a workout break

Hello readers, it’s been a while….I really missed you all and I’m happy we are back together again. I have heard a couple of complaint that my articles are usually lengthy and as a result I have decided to start making my articles relatively short starting with this article. Now, to business….
On the first day of workout, a lot of people make one particular mistake; they “overdo it”. They go to the gym with their newly found enthusiasm and workout for hours or even minutes doing all the possible exercises and lifting very heavy weights. The more guilty set of people are the guys. They go to the gym thinking that pounding their muscles with very heavy weight and lifting those weights for hours will make their muscles “grow over night”. Well I know the feeling because I was once like this group of people. I was a novice, and yes, I over did it too but I always suffered the consequence, which in most cases could be, body breakdown, chronic muscle pains/injuries, severe joint pains/injuries, etc. These consequences usually will make some trainees miss their next workout session, especially beginners. It makes them scared of working out and some of never workout again after that day. I’m not saying it’s wrong to feel pain after the first day. What I’m saying is that there is a limit to the extent of pain one should feel after the first day’s workout.
When it comes to working out on the first day, whether it is the first time you are ever working out or the first day after a week or more without working out, you are not meant to do too much. That day should be a warm-up day; a day where you should lift light weights (lighter than what you ordinarily should be lifting) and do cardio, at a slower rate than you normally should. Reason for this is that on the “first day” your muscles and body system are at a relaxed state and are not ready to be over-flogged. Just like in the case of a car; if you start the car and take it for a long drive without adequate warm-up, the car would break down along the way. The same thing applies to your body only that in the case of your body, you can’t just warm-up for 5-10 minutes and hit it hard the same day after leaving it inactive; not working out for over a week or so. You have to progressively increase your workout intensity until you get (back) to what you should be doing in terms of workout intensity and volume. It could take up to a week or two, to progressively increase your “workout” to the level it should be.
The amount of time it takes you to get (back) to the right workout intensity and volume depends on whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced trainee. If you are a beginner it would be good to consult a fitness professional to tell you what to do, so that you don’t “overdo it”.
Till we meet again, workout regularly, eat clean and stay fit…