Archives for Heart Health

Music and the Heart

by Gumer Liston May 12th, 2009 | Health Research, Heart Health
Music has medical benefits. This came out in a recent study conducted by a research cardiologist, who happens to be an amateur musician. Dr. Mike Miller of the University of Maryland Medical Center found out in his study that music, like laughter, opens up blood vessels and produces protective chemicals within the listener that could help the heart stay healthy. Dr. Miller has been studying the effects of laughter and happiness on the heart for years. He found out that funny movies and laughter help a lot  in opening up of blood vessels, which leads to a freer circulation of blood.

While studying the benefits of
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Natural Ways of Preventing Heart Disease

by Gumer Liston February 18th, 2009 | Heart Health
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in many countries. In the United States alone, it kills one person every 34 seconds. That is a fact, and a scary one at that. But heart disease can be avoided, and there are natural ways that can greatly reduce your risk of acquiring it.

Get moving. Be active, take at least 30 to 45 minutes of your time each day to move your body. A sedentary lifestyle can contribute much to the risk of acquiring heart disease.  A few minutes of brisk walk every morning will help a lot. If you can,
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Omega-3 Fatty Acid

by Rosanne Lorraine January 6th, 2009 | Heart Health
Omega-3 has long been recognized as the substance that can reduce the risk of heart disease. Those who are worried about their hearts, whether they want to avoid or improve their prognoses, can benefit greatly from eating several servings of fish each week. It reduces their risk of heart attack by over a third. Many people are worried that certain contaminants in fish might outweigh its advantages. However, in many cases especially pertaining to the heart, the benefits that can be derived far outweigh its potential disadvantages.

What is Unsaturated Fat?

In order to understand how omega-3 works, it is first
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Walk Your Way to Health

by Gumer Liston December 9th, 2008 | Exercise, Heart Health
Most of us know that walking, the oldest and most common mode of transportation, is also one of the best forms of exercise. But most of us take walking for granted despite this knowledge. For people like me whose work involves sitting at least eight hours each day in front of the computer, it is important to grab every chance to take a walk. Walking, which helps in lowering bad cholesterol levels, helps ward off illnesses like heart disease and hypertension. I get to walk a few thousand steps every morning because I happen to live just a few blocks
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Back To School Wellness

by Lisa Stauber August 19th, 2008 | Children's Health, Heart Health, Herbal Supplements, Vitamins

Kids are going back to school this week, and that means the germs will be spreading. You don’t have to spend the first few weeks nursing summer colds, however. Prevention is the key!

  • Wash your hands. You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again. The single most effective way to prevent the spread of germs is to wash your hands. Antibacterial soap isn’t necessary; it’s the mechanical action of the scrubbing along with the surfactants in soap that rinse the germs down the drain.

  • Sanitize. Most back to school supply lists now require hand sanitizer for classroom use. Small bottles
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