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
The idea that alcohol may be good for your heart has been around for a while. While moderate drinking may offer health benefits, drinking more can cause a host of health problems. So should you turn to alcohol to protect your heart? Here's what y... 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
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
We all know how great a good night's rest feels. You wake up feeling refreshed, energized and ready to tackle your day. Unfortunately, this rested feeling is the exception and not the norm for many who live busy lives in the modern world, and it&... Read more
Non-weight benchmark! Heart-rate has dropped, on average, 5-10 BPM in the last 4 months due to changes in sleep, diet, and some light meditation! A great reminder that I'm not just trying to lose weight-- I'm trying to save my life.... Read more
I'm just starting to get into strength training and really enjoy it! But I've been noticing I'm barely able to raise my heart rate, and don't know whether I'm getting a very effective workout.
When strength training, is getting your heart rate... Read more
HEMP HEARTS...Full of " good for you" healthy fat are an amazing addition to your morning smoothie or your healthy salad. Very high in protein at 10 grams for 3 tbsp, 3 grams of fibre and 0 cholestrol !
3 Tbsp is 170 calories ! Enjoy some today !... Read more
Target Heart rate...I work out and I track my heart rate...but I'm so confused...can someone tell me how that works...I'm 36 & I'm 5'9...what should my heart rate be and why...is there a reason that it should be tracked...I use treadmill & elliptical... Read more
For years, health officials and dietitians have been encouraging us to cut back on animal fats, such as butter, and replace them with vegetable oils rich in linoleic acid, such as soybean, canola and corn oils. Those oils contain polyunsaturated fatt... Read more
Magnesium appears to be associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Best to get magnesium from magnesium rich foods or talk to your doc about supplements. Magnesium calms the nerves,this mineral mediates digestive processes, lack of ma... Read more
We all know that water is good for you. It can help you feel fuller, it's a good replacement for sugary drinks like soda or juice, improves the look of your skin- the list is long. But did you know that drinking water might also help reduce your ri... Read more
Editor's Note: February is Heart Health month, aimed at bringing awareness to the #1 killer in America. Today we're sharing an interview with Dr. Patrice Desvigne-Nickens on behalf of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI... Read more
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