Category Archive: Heart Health

May 20

Heart Disease and Why to Not Fear the Fat

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The odds are that you or someone you love is affected by heart disease.  According to the Center for Disease Control here in the US, every hour there are 31 deaths from heart disease. The kicker is that according to the CDC, at least 10 of those deaths could have been prevented. The CDC’s Morbidity …

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Jan 08

Posture is Important: Don’t Become Chair Shaped

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My biggest complaint about my job is the amount of time I spend sitting.  I spend at least 40 minutes a day driving to and from work (often with trips during the day).  I sit at my desk.  I sit in meetings. I even sit when I eat my meals. My posture is threatened the …

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May 10

Make the Change: Get Some Zzzz’s! and the Importance of Sleep!

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Welcome back for part three of my top ten health tips series.  Today’s topic deals with how critical it is to get adequate rest each night.   Sleep is that often overlooked component in a healthy lifestyle.  A good nights sleep helps you to be more mentally alert and gives you the physical energy to accomplish …

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Jun 01

Time to Go Nuts!

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The results of a meta-analysis published in the May issue of Archives of Internal Medicine found that consuming nuts of nearly any type improves blood lipid levels, lowers total- and LDL-cholesterol levels, and improves important lipid ratios.  (Click here for the PubMed abstract) “Our findings confirm the results of epidemiological studies showing that nut consumption …

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Apr 08

High Intensity Training Doesn’t Hurt the Heart!

 Hot of the press… No left ventricular remodeling, dysfunction, or clinical events in elite Olympic athletes April 7, 2010 | Michael O’Riordan Rome, Italy – Intense endurance training over many years is not associated with inappropriate changes in left ventricular function, significant changes in left ventricular morphology, or the development of cardiovascular symptoms or events, …

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