Heart Health / Cardiovascular / Blood Pressure
You’ve likely heard the term “superfood” and how they’re great for your health. Yet you may have wondered what “superfood” really means. The term “superfood” describes foods that are richer than most in vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and phytochemicals.
Life isn’t something you can control. Yet you can control how you respond to life, and you don’t have to respond to difficult and challenging situations by feeling distraught or overwhelmed. Such feelings are symptoms of stress, and stress doesn’t just cause insomnia.
From lattes and chocolates to donuts and Cheerios, the temptation and aroma of pumpkin spice seems to be everywhere each fall, and people can’t get enough. According to Nielsen, U.S. sales of pumpkin-spiced foods, personal and household goods topped $360 million in 2015.
The old 8X8 rule recommends drinking eight, eight-ounce glasses of water a day to ensure you’re properly hydrated. Yet if you’ve ever tried drinking that much water every day, you likely know how challenging it can be, but here’s the good news. You don’t have to drink all that water.
If you’ve ever injured your hand from a fall or twisted your knee from a sports injury, you know what follows. First comes the pain, then comes the swelling (or, inflammation), and many people believe that inflammation is PART of an injury. But believe it or not, inflammation is your body’s way of trying to protect itself.
You may not know it, but a bad night’s sleep does more than leave you feeling groggy, fatigued, and irritable the next morning. When you routinely have a bad night’s sleep, you increase your risk of major health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. You also risk personal injury operating a motor vehicle and/or on the job through lack of focus, and you increase the risk of harming others around you.
If you’re feeling sluggish, depressed, or just aren’t feeling as sharp as you once did, then you may be suffering from a common nutrient deficiency.
Did you know, Vitamin B12 is a powerhouse nutrient for boosting energy, improving mood, and protecting your brain health?.
If you’ve been struggling to lose weight, you are not alone!
It’s easy to understand why the big drug companies don’t want you to know about 5 key nutrients that safely and naturally blast away stubborn fat… and why they want you to buy their weight-loss drugs… even if those drugs come with the risk of addiction and lethal side effects.
If you have high cholesterol and find yourself occasionally going a bit nuts with worry over health risks like stroke and heart disease, the solution is simple:
Go nuts! Really!
Now, just to be perfectly clear, I’m not talking about skiing downhill dressed as a giant hotdog or mountain biking on a unicycle or anything like that (as entertainingly “nuts” as those activities may sound).
Yes, you heard right. Sexual activity isn’t just pleasurable. Having sex is good for heart health, and I’ll be the first to admit that, at first glance, the above headline just sounds like humorous marketing within a relationship:
“Not only that, sex is good for our heart health. We’d be stupid NOT to have it every day—like a multivitamin!”
Congratulations! If you’ve decided today to take better care of your heart health and reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease, you’ve made an important decision that thousands tragically fail to make until it’s too late. Every year, about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. More than 47% of sudden cardiac deaths (or, over 345,000 fatal heart attacks) happen outside a hospital, suggesting many people with unhealthy hearts wait too long before acting on the early warning signs of heart attack.
The American Heart Association calls high blood pressure “the silent killer” for good reason. As a leading cause of death worldwide from stroke and heart disease, high blood pressure (HBP) has few signs or symptoms—and it’s a killer on the rise. According to the American Heart Association, there was a 39% increase in HBP-related deaths in America between 2001 and 2011 despite medical advances in preventing and treating heart disease and stroke. And the death toll is only expected to rise. By 2030, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts 40% of Americans will have HBP
Hello. It’s Dr. Ben, Chief Medical Advisor for Optimal Health.
Did you know that roughly 1 in 3 American adults has high blood pressure? Yet only about half of these people have it under control, and the statistic is due in part to some common misconceptions.
Hi. It’s Amanda, Head Exercise and Fitness Coach at Optimal Health. I wanted to give you a few tips to help you improve your heart health and avoid a condition that is becoming epidemic in North America.
Did you know that nearly two thirds of Americans have...
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