Whether you've been told you need to lower your blood pressure, improve your cholesterol levels, or just want to take preventative measures to protect your ticker, one of the first things you'll likely change is your diet. Heart-healthy diets... Read more
When I flip my calendar to February, two things usually come to my mind. One, I’m getting tired of the cold and snowy winter, and two, Valentine’s Day is coming. Now, I don’t know how you feel about this “holiday," but I... Read more
Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
We all know that for optimum heart health we need to eat a healthy diet, exercise and not smoke. But did you know that the little things you do every day can have a big impact on the most important muscle in your body?
We put together a list of... Read more
I just started Nutrisystem this week and man oh man, I am having tummy issues? I'm assuming it's from all the fiber I'm taking in but 2 years ago I was successful on Medifat and had a lot of fiber then but did not have this much nausea and gas.
An... Read more
The best part of being a cake ,cookie,pies, etc eater. Is that they have great tasty healthy bars cookies and pies some even sugar free just to still have that taste and don't break down! Fiber one is the best. Now my little Debbie's are fiber ones... Read more
At a workshop today... They supplied breakfast/lunch, ate foods I don't usually eat. An exception is 1 thing but a few is too many. Now... Acid reflux! Ugh!! #health #nutrition #whyidothis #food... Read more
Why diet is so important for heart disease prevention and treatmentDr. Greger points out that populations whose diets are based on whole plant foods rarely get heart disease (and they tend to steer clear of many other health problems, too – including... Read more
Why is it important to eat fruit? Eating fruit provides health benefits — people who eat more fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Fruits provide nutrients vital for heal... Read more
This month, we’re inviting you to do something different every single day to love your heart. Come back to the Family Circle site every morning in February for an easy tip that will improve your cardiovascular health. Tip #1: Every da... Read more
How many of you have watched a movie or TV show where one of the characters, who has experienced a stressful situation in her life, suffers from what appears to be a classic heart attack but isn't? While this may sound a little farfetched, doctors ar... Read more
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