Heart Health

  1. Is Your Doctor Causing Your High Blood Pressure?

    Is Your Doctor Causing Your High Blood Pressure?
    Roughly 70 million Americans have high blood pressure, a medical condition that boosts risks for heart attack and stroke.  Research shows about 20 percent of people diagnosed with high blood pressure have something called "white-coat hypertension."  This is a term used to explain a higher-than-normal blood pressure reading related to the stress some people experience from going to the doctor. ...
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  2. The Worst Diet for Stress Reduction

    The Worst Diet for Stress Reduction
    You are what you eat. It’s trite but true and some of the most common foods we eat increase the negative effects of stress on our mental and physical health.  Changing your diet may help change your life in a positive way by helping you manage stress more effectively while enhancing your overall physical health. The worst foods for stress...
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  3. 19 Tips to Avoid Air Travel Illness & Germs While Traveling

    19 Tips to Avoid Air Travel Illness & Germs While Traveling
    Getting ill while traveling is no fun, yet it happens all the time.  Following these travel sickness tips could help prevent illness so you can enjoy the journey. Airplane Germs Airports and airplanes are petri dishes of germs from millions of travelers.  Travel in the winter means more exposure to cold and flu viruses, bacteria abounds on handrails, elevator buttons...
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  4. Seven Tips for Avoiding the Dangers of Sugar

    Seven Tips for Avoiding the Dangers of Sugar
    As more people are joining the health and fitness bandwagon, concerns about sugar are growing.  According to Time Magazine, the typical American consumes more than 56 pounds of sugar each year.  While everyone knows that sugary foods are bad for the teeth, too much sugar affects the body in many other ways.  Research shows that high-sugar diets can raise risks...
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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