Heart Health

  1. Cholesterol by Any Other Name

    Cholesterol by Any Other Name
    Most people know that high total cholesterol usually indicates heart disease and high blood pressure. Although we are familiar with “good” and “bad” cholesterol, there are six main types of lipids (fats) in the bloodstream that can give a more informed view of our state of health. These can be very useful for those with high blood pressure symptoms and...
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  2. The Effects of Stress on Your Heart

    The Effects of Stress on Your Heart
    In a modern world, it is nearly impossible to avoid stress. Causes of stress include family or work issues, major life changes, health concerns and emotional problems.  Occasional stress is healthy, but chronic stress takes a toll on the body including the heart. Prolonged exposure to stress can encourage people to engage in unhealthy behaviors that raise risks for heart...
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  3. Seven Common Causes of Balance Issues

    Seven Common Causes of Balance Issues
    Even the healthiest adults may encounter balance issues, particularly as they grow older. While some imbalance issues may require medication, other balance problems can be cured by understanding the cause and adopting healthy habits to prevent them.     Here are some healthy living tips and advice about how to deal with seven common causes of imbalance, so you can...
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  4. Why You Can’t Crunch your Way to Six-Pack Abs

    Why You Can’t Crunch your Way to Six-Pack Abs
    If you want a flat, toned stomach, six-pack, washboard, or whatever you call your midsection, there is no magic wand to get it; what is needed is core exercise. Our bodies are made in such a way that you cannot just concentrate on spot reduction for toning and reducing fat because it comes as part of the entire fitness physique...
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  5. Six Heart Heath Tips For High Blood Pressure

    Six Heart Heath Tips For High Blood Pressure
    Six Heart Savers Heart disease is America’s leading cause of death.  Here are several important heart health tips and advice. Fortunately many everyday supplements for high blood pressure support a healthy cardiovascular system.     Here are six common supplements to help keep your heart in tip-top condition. Do you take them every day?   1. Fish Oil A diet...
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  6. Six Medications That Can Make You Dizzy – Health Living Tips

    Six Medications That Can Make You Dizzy – Health Living Tips
    Six Medications That Can Make You Dizzy Vertigo, dizziness and imbalance are particularly common in the elderly, affecting around one third of persons aged between 65 and 75. It can make daily activities such as getting out of bed, bathing, dressing and moving around the home more difficult. A common side effect of many groups of medications is vertigo which...
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  7. Stress and Allergies – The Surprising Stress Allergy Link

    Stress and Allergies – The Surprising Stress Allergy Link
    Did you know that your nervous system and your immune system are closely linked? This means that causes of stress can increase allergy symptoms, and these in turn create more stress. That doesn’t mean that chronic stress actually causes allergies, but for those with existing sensitivity it can trigger the symptoms or make them worse, according to a study in...
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  8. Checklist: Are You at Risk of High Cholesterol?

    Checklist: Are You at Risk of High Cholesterol?
    Checklist: Are You at Risk of High Cholesterol + Heart Health Tips The unfortunate thing about dangerous high cholesterol is that you may not be aware of the risks until it is too late. High cholesterol creeps up silently causing atherosclerosis (plaque-lined arteries), high blood pressure and increased risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death. Follow our heart health...
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  9. Three Spicy Solutions to Heart Health

    Three Spicy Solutions to Heart Health
    According to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) statistics, about 75 million Americans have high blood pressure and only half of them are taking steps to control it. Left untreated, high blood pressure, or hypertension as it is sometimes known, can seriously damage health and increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and death.   Many sufferers resort to prescription medications...
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  10. De-Stress with Biofeedback Technology – Stress Management

    De-Stress with Biofeedback Technology – Stress Management
    If only there was an app for stress management!  Actually there is, in the form of the latest biofeedback technology.  Founded on the basics of quantum science, biofeedback measures the body’s stress levels and helps you recognize and counter the effects naturally and holistically. Using sophisticated technology, biofeedback relies on specialized software and sensors to scan the electromagnetic fields of...
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