heart health

7 Heart Healthy Shopping Tips for Seniors

November 2, 2015

It pays to be aware of what you can do at home to promote a heart-healthy diet for your family. The good news is, our cardiovascular health is largely under our control. Eating a diet rich in fruits, veggies, lean protein and fiber can considerably reduce the risk of heart disease. Get these Heart Healthy Shopping Tips for Seniors via this article. [...]

Chia seeds may help lower heart health risks

April 6, 2015

Eating plenty of fiber can help you reach and stay at a healthy weight, absorb more nutrients from the foods you eat, and to help keep your blood glucose levels stable. But it can be hard for you to get the suggested 30 grams of fiber a day from fruits and vegetables alone. Adding a whole grain, [...]

High blood pressure rates have continued to rise

April 5, 2015

Heart disease is one of the biggest causes of preventable death in the United States. High blood pressure is one major heart disease risk factor. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, happens when the arteries in your body narrow or harden, making it harder for blood to travel to your [...]

Eating more whole grains may lengthen your life

April 4, 2015

A recent study published in the journal BMC Medicine showed that those who ate more fiber-rich whole grain foods may live longer than those who don’t eat them very often. Researchers looked at adults aged 50 to 71 over about 10 to 15 years. They tracked the subjects’ health status and fiber [...]

Blood fats may prevent vitamin E from improving your health

April 3, 2015

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin and antioxidant, an anti-aging compound that helps prevent cells from being damaged by free radicals. By keeping your cells healthy, you can prevent chronic disease, improve the health of your immune system, and produce healthy red blood cells to take oxygen to [...]

Secondhand smoke may raise heart disease risk in children

April 2, 2015

Smoking is a known risk factor for high blood pressure and heart disease. Over time, smoking can narrow your blood vessels, making it hard for oxygen-rich blood to get to your heart and other organs. However, your smoking habit may also be raising the heart disease risk of those around you. A [...]

Plant-Based Meal Plans Can Protect Your Heart Health

March 31, 2015

You probably already know that a cornerstone of a healthy, balanced meal plan is plenty of plant foods. Fresh, frozen, and even canned vegetables, fruit, grains, beans and nuts provide important nutrients to help you avoid serious illnesses. A new study from researchers at Imperial College London [...]

Unhealthy Children Are Likely To Become Unhealthy Adults

March 28, 2015

Your heart is the cornerstone of your overall health, since it pumps blood to all of your organs. For this reason, it is important to take care of your heart, not just when a problem presents itself, but also before that point. A recent study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular [...]

Salt Can Be Bad For Your Overall Heart Health

March 27, 2015

As part of a heart healthy lifestyle, you may be told to lower your sodium (salt) intake in order to reduce your risk of high blood pressure. However, salt may be bad for your heart health in ways you have never thought of before. A new study published in the Journal of the American College of [...]

Losing Weight May Help Obese Adults Get Rid of A. Fib

March 26, 2015

Obesity can pose many heart health risks, such as high blood pressure, heart attack, and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that those who are obese with a heart rhythm problem known as atrial fibrillation, or A. [...]

Smokers Have A Higher Risk Of Multiple Heart Attacks And Stroke

March 25, 2015

Smoking is a known risk factor for high blood pressure and heart disease, because it constricts blood vessels that move oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that smokers who have had a heart attack or stroke [...]

Folic Acid May Lower Stroke Risk In People With High Blood Pressure

March 24, 2015

Folic acid is a nutrient most commonly known for helping to prevent brain defects in infants. Therefore, it may not be too surprising to find out that this nutrient can also help prevent strokes, which occur when blood flow to the brain is cut off. A recent study published in the Journal of the [...]

Can Blood Pressure Medicine Increase Your Risk of Falling?

March 17, 2015

There are many different ways to treat high blood pressure. Like so many other conditions, the best place to start is by eating healthy food and moving more. If this is not enough to lower your blood pressure, you might need to take medicine. Sometimes, more than one medicine will be needed to help your each your target blood pressure number. [...]

A Healthy Heart? It Could Only be a Few Steps Away

March 17, 2015

Do you worry about the health of your heart? Do you want to do something good for your heart and your overall health? To get your heart healthy can start with a single step! Research has found that if you walk just 2,000 extra steps a day it can lower your risk of heart disease. [...]

Do Energy Drinks Hurt Your Heart?

March 17, 2015

Is your energy drink pick-me-up putting too much stress on your heart? Energy drinks are widely available, and if you don’t like coffee or soda, energy drinks provide a fruit-flavored way to kick start your day, or keep you going until evening. But, recent research has shown that drinking too many energy drinks can place unnecessary stress on your heart. [...]
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