Posts Tagged ‘heart disease’
A diet low in fat and high in fruits and vegetables has been known to reduce risk factors for heart disease such as blood pressure and cholesterol, but new findings, published in the August 22nd issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, have shown the benefits of a healthy diet on an alternate [...]
Unlike the relationship between coronary heart disease (CHD) and inactivity for adults, CHD risk for adolescents depends more on weight than on activity level. A study published in Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise (Vol. 33 No. 2) noted that, while CHD risk in adults is directly related to aerobic fitness, in children and [...]
Get regular blood pressure checks — As it is with cholesterol, the higher your blood pressure, the greater your risk for heart disease. Readings between 80/50 and 130/85 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) are generally considered normal.