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Category Archives: Stress Management
When you’re at work, you tend to be focused on the task at hand. That can put your health on the back burner. But if you’re serious about keeping your heart healthy, you can use work time to an advantage. There are plenty of simple things you can do to make work a healthy place. Whenever possible, you should take the stairs instead of the elevator. This allows your body to get some extra physical activity built […]Read more
Many medical tests provide information about your heart while it’s at rest, but it’s also important to know how well your heart works when you’re asking it to perform under heavier stress. The stress test is designed to measure your heart when it’s working a little harder. When you go to take the stress test, you’ll be hooked up to monitors with sensors. These are not going to deliver electricity to you; they’ll simply measure your electrical […]Read more
You already know that stress can be damaging to your heart and other parts of your health. But you may be wondering what you can do about it. Sometimes life throws so many responsibilities at you that you feel like you’re drowning in a sea of stress. But you don’t have to live your life in a constant state of anxiety. The first thing to do is to look at what is causing your stress. Is there […]Read more
Stress is something that everyone has to deal with. Its basic definition is your body’s response to any kind of external stimulus – physical, mental, or emotional. For a long time, physicians and scientists have found that there is a relationship between stress and heart disease risk, but there’s not yet a great understanding of the exact mechanism. There are many possibilities. People who have high levels of stress tend to have less physical activity, poor diets, […]Read more
- Intense light may boost heart healthNew research in mice and humans finds that exposure to intense light therapy can boost the heart's protection against a heart attack.
- Apple cider vinegar pills: Health claims and evidenceApple cider vinegar is gaining popularity as a potential treatment for a range of health issues. We investigate the science behind the claims.
- Plant based diet may reduce cardiovascular death risk by 32%More plant based foods and fewer animal products may be the key to optimal heart health and lowering the risk of heart attacks or strokes.
- Do rising obesity levels explain cardiovascular mortality trends?Many countries worldwide are losing the progress they had made in lowering mortality rates related to cardiovascular events. Why is this happening?
- Is diet soda bad for you? Know the health risksMany people drink diet soda as a low or zero calorie alternative to regular soda. While it may seem like the better choice, diet soda still has health risks. Learn about them here.
- Stopping statins may increase cardiovascular riskNew research warns that stopping statin use later in life could significantly increase a person's risk of heart problems and vascular events.
- Both blood pressure numbers may predict heart diseaseA new large-scale study suggests that both components of a blood pressure reading may predict the risk of heart attack and stroke.
- A guide to antioxidant foodsAntioxidants are in many healthful foods. Experts believe that they help the body fight harmful free radicals that can lead to various health conditions. Find out which 13 foods to eat to get plenty of antioxidants here.
- How an ancient mutation may predispose humans to heart diseaseIn a study in mice, scientists explain how the loss of a single gene millions of years ago may predispose us to coronary heart disease.
- Everything you need to know about coming off statinsStatins are a type of medication that doctors prescribe to lower levels of 'bad' cholesterol and reduce the risks of heart attack and stroke. Learn how and why people stop taking statins here.