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A Sense Of Purpose May Improve Heart Health

March 16, 2015

Managing stress is known to help lower blood pressure levels and improve heart health. You can lower stress by staying active, or through breathing exercises and yoga.  However, a recent study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in Baltimore has found that [...]

Every Movement Counts For Heart Health In Older Adults

February 25, 2015

As you get older, your bones and muscles may not be as strong as they used to be. Getting around and doing daily tasks becomes much harder. So, meeting the suggested 150 minutes of exercise each week suggested by The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans seem out of reach for many older [...]

Moderate exercise can improve women’s heart health

February 23, 2015

A recent study in the journal Circulation has shown that engaging in moderate exercise like walking, gardening, or cycling two to three times a week can lower heart disease risk in women. Researchers from Oxford University looked at over one million British women around the age of 56 years with [...]

Articles on Heart Health

February 17, 2015

  Magazine Exercise Healthy Recipes Heart Health Spanish Info   Seven Steps to Boost Heart Health If you have diabetes, it’s important to take good care of your heart and blood vessels. According to the American Heart Association, adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely [...]

Heart Healthy Updates

February 17, 2015

  Stress May Make It Harder To Recover From A Heart Attack You may know that eating a balanced meal plan and staying active are important to keeping your heart healthy. But one part of a heart healthy lifestyle that seems to be forgotten is controlling stress. A recent study published in the [...]

Heart Healthy Updates

February 10, 2015

Alcohol raises stroke risk When you have stress in your life, you may feel like your blood pressure is rising by the moment. In order to lower stress, you may reach for comfort food, or perhaps a glass of wine. You may think that by drinking alcohol you are working to lower your blood pressure and [...]

Heart Health Updates

February 2, 2015

It’s best to focus on weight loss before chronic disease A recent report in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism looked at the Endocrine Society’s guidelines for treating obesity with various medicines. Instead of focusing on prescribing medicines for the conditions related to [...]

Heart Healthy Updates

January 30, 2015

    Sitting Can Cut Years From Your Life Being active most days of the week is key to optimal heart health, and can help you keep your weight within a healthy range. A recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that sitting too much can actually raise your risk of heart [...]

Heart Healthy Updates

January 20, 2015

  New Programs Help Low-Income Communities Get Heart Healthy A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association examines low-cost methods for low-income communities to get heart healthy and prevent chronic disease.  A 40-year study of Franklin County, a low-income area in [...]

The Heart Healthy News Brief: January 12 to 18, 2015

January 15, 2015

Whole grains may extend life Whole grains are the fiber rich, natural forms of the carbohydrates that you are told to consume daily as part of a heart healthy lifestyle.  And not only are whole grains good for your heart, but they are also good for extending your life.  A study in the Journal of [...]

Americans are Not Eating Enough Heart Healthy Nuts

January 3, 2015

Nuts–and butters made from them–are a healthy way to get a big protein boost. Eating nuts as part of a heart healthy meal plan has been shown to lower obesity and heart disease risk. A recent study released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that many Americans are not eating the suggested 1.5 ounces of nuts or nut butters each day. Because of this, many Americans may be missing out on the heart healthy benefits of nuts. [...]
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