Articles relating to 'heart'
Chewing gum protects your heart?

heart, heart diseaseIt’s time we all enjoyed a stick of gum to calm down and protect our hearts!

That goes for both men and women, whose behaviors (and underlying hormones) can affect their health in different ways.

A recent study caught my attention because it looked at stress and how the sexes differ in how they handle stress – and … Read More

Next time you get blood work, ask this one question

blood, heartMaybe you are the type of person who isn’t in a rush when it comes time to have your blood taken. You wouldn’t be alone. The idea can make the best of us a little queasy.

Regardless of any fears of the needle, knowing your blood type is more important than you may realize. So the next time … Read More

Why getting a good cholesterol score can be bad for you

Cholesterol plays a significant role in your heart health. In fact, high blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke.

What’s frightening is high cholesterol can often come without any warning signs, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). That’s why it’s so important to know exactly what your cholesterol numbers and levels … Read More

Why the next few months are critical for your heart

blood pressure, heartI’ve started taking lukewarm showers in the morning, instead of my usual steamy 20 minutes of utter surrender and relaxation. You don’t need a lot of time, if you’re quick about it, to lather up and condition your hair.

A friend of mine says he never has a hot shower because it dries out his skin. And when … Read More

Reduce your risk of heart failure by half

heart, exerciseEveryone likes to give you their two cents when it comes to what you should be doing to protect your health. Much like parenting advice, it comes whether you ask for it or not.

I’m betting there are all kinds of lifestyle changes and ideas that get pushed on you all the time. It can be overwhelming trying … Read More

Surprising cause of blood clots and irregular heartbeats

heart, heart problemsWe can’t survive without the heart, but that doesn’t mean we know everything about how it works. New research has uncovered a surprising cause for heart problems like blood clots and irregular heartbeats: Air pollution.

Dirty air already has been established as a cause behind heart problems. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada says that heart attacks, … Read More

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