Posts Tagged ‘heart disease’

Healthy Diet Reduces Risk for Heart Disease

Friday, April 13, 2012 12:04 Comments Off

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 […]

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Heart Disease Risk Different for Adolescents

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 4:50 Comments Off

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 […]

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8 Ways to Help Your Heart. Part 2

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 11:06 Comments Off

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.

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8 Ways to Help Your Heart. Part 1

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 10:36 Comments Off

Don’t smoke. Eat a balanced diet. Exercise regularly. Only drink alcohol occasionally. Keep your weight down.

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