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Help Yourself To Heart Health

Jan 18, 2017

Help Yourself To Heart Health

Courtesy of The Boca Raton Tribune - According to the Heart Association, more than 80,000,000 Americans have some form of heart disease. Four culprits – smoking, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol – play a major role in contributing to heart disease by causing inflammation in the heart’s arteries.

Best Foods For A Healthy Heart

Jan 17, 2017

Best Foods For A Healthy Heart

Courtesy of The Richmond Register - In today’s fast-paced world where convenience trumps healthy home-cooked meals, it has become increasingly to promote heart health with the foods we eat at home, especially because heart disease remains the nation’s number one killer.

Serrano Pepper: The Heart-Healthy, Immune-Boosting Hot Pepper

Jan 17, 2017

Serrano Pepper: The Heart-Healthy, Immune-Boosting Hot Pepper

Courtesy of Dr. Axe-Food Is Medicine - Hot peppers have been used for cooking and medical purposes for ages, and the serrano pepper is one of them.

Good Fats And Bad Fats For Heart Health

Jan 17, 2017

Good Fats And Bad Fats For Heart Health

Americans should get about a quarter of their daily calories from fat, according to guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACA). But be careful about the fats you choose, because some are much better options than others.

Did You Know That Cold Weather Can Affect Your Heart?

Jan 12, 2017

Did You Know That Cold Weather Can Affect Your Heart?

Courtesy of NetDoctor - It's not hard to imagine someone collapsing from a heart attack in the heat - but what about in cold weather?

Mediterranean Diet May Improve Heart Health and Help Longevity Of Life

Jan 12, 2017

Mediterranean Diet May Improve Heart Health and Help Longevity Of Life

Courtesy of Foods 4 Better Health - It’s no secret that the key to living longer starts with good health and healthy eating habits but did you know you can increase your chances simply by making a few simple changes in your diet?

Warning Signs And Emergency Treatment Of Cardiac Arrest

Jan 10, 2017

Warning Signs And Emergency Treatment Of Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of the AHA (9/10/14) - Cardiac arrest strikes immediately and without warning.

A Little Planning Helps Your Heart - And Your Budget

Jan 10, 2017

A Little Planning Helps Your Heart - And Your Budget

Courtesy of the American Heart Association - Convinced that eating a healthy diet will take a big bite out of your budget? Put the brakes on your next fast food trip, because food that comes through a window may be low in cost but high in fat and calories. And your health will pay the price!

3 Sneaky Tricks Of Heart Disease

Jan 9, 2017

3 Sneaky Tricks Of Heart Disease

Courtesy of the Reynolds County Courier - As Americans, our health is far from perfect, but over the decades, we've seen great improvements to medical care and lived longer lives.

7 Worst Supplements For Your Heart

Jan 9, 2017

7 Worst Supplements For Your Heart

Courtesy of Fox News Health - Sixty eight percent of Americans take vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements, and 20 percent do so for heart health, according to a report by the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

Small Weight Changes Make A Big Difference To Diabetes And Heart Health, Study Shows

Jan 9, 2017

Small Weight Changes Make A Big Difference To Diabetes And Heart Health, Study Shows

A new study has found that even a small weight loss can durably help people with diabetes improve their heart health.

Why We Lose Our Motivation To Exercise And How To Get It Back

Jan 6, 2017

Why We Lose Our Motivation To Exercise And How To Get It Back

Ever wonder why you lose motivation when it comes to your exercise program? Why do some of us start and stop exercise programs and nothing seems to stick?

5 Heart-Healthy Nutrients For Athletes

Jan 5, 2017

5 Heart-Healthy Nutrients For Athletes

Courtesy of blogger Emily McAuliffe - Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and lifestyle changes can play a significant role in preventing this common disease.

Heart Disease, Stroke & Your Oral Health

Jan 5, 2017

Heart Disease, Stroke & Your Oral Health

Poor oral hygiene could expose you to the leading cause of death in America.

5 Steps To A Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

Jan 5, 2017

5 Steps To A Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

Courtesy of Via Christi Health - Heart disease is the No. 1 killer for both men and women in America; 84 million Americans have one or more forms of it.

Heart-Healthy Foods For The Year Ahead

Jan 3, 2017

Heart-Healthy Foods For The Year Ahead

Courtesy of West Plains Daily Quill - According to the National Center for Health Statistics, heart disease is the leading causing of death in both men and women.

Five Heart Healthy Resolutions For 2017

Jan 2, 2017

Five Heart Healthy Resolutions For 2017

The New Year is a perfect time to reflect on the past 12 months and assess what habits you want to take with you, and what you want to leave behind. Yes, resolutions can both feel and be hard to keep, but they don't have to be.

Heart Of The Matter

Dec 31, 2016

Heart Of The Matter

Courtesy of Winston-Salem Monthly - Local experts discuss a few tried-and-true techniques for improving heart health.

Hearts And Minds: How Stress And Negative Emotions Affect The Heart

Dec 30, 2016

Hearts And Minds: How Stress And Negative Emotions Affect The Heart

Courtesy of Harvard Medical School - The links between the heart and the mind are harder to measure than those between the heart and the waistline. But a growing body of evidence suggests that psychological factors are — literally — heartfelt, and can contribute to cardiac risk.

Safe Exercise For Patients With Heart Disease

Dec 30, 2016

Safe Exercise For Patients With Heart Disease

There is almost no disease that exercise doesn't benefit. As such, just because you've had a heart attack, a weak heart (congestive heart failure) or other heart disease, doesn't mean that you have to sit around and do nothing.