Women With High Blood Pressure Have Greater Risk of Vascular Disease Than Men

High blood pressure is a silent killer in America. In most cases there are no signs or symptoms until it causes serious problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 1 in 3 adults in America have high blood pressure, increasing their risk of suffering from a heart attack or stroke. Before now, [...]

Celebrating 50 Years of American Heart Month

President Lyndon Baines Johnson understood that even in his time, heart disease was a serious problem in America. That is why he declared February American Heart Month. The formal designation for this proclamation began in 1964, making February 2014 the 50th anniversary since its designation. It is important to remember this occasion and the purpose [...]

Heart Palpitations: What Do They Mean?

If you’ve ever felt your heart flutter or it seems like your heart has skipped a beat, or you even feel like your heart is beating to hard or too fast, you’ve likely experienced a heart palpitation. There are many reasons why they occur, some of them harmless, and others being a sign of an [...]

Five Super Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

Studies have shown that obesity and being overweight can increase your risk of having heart problems including stroke, heart disease and heart attacks. High blood pressure is a major risk for those overweight because it contributes to strokes and heart disease, the leading causes of death for both women and men in the United States. [...]

Keep Your Heart Healthy During the Summer

Summertime is a great season to finally do all those outdoor activities you've been waiting all year for.  Hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and mountain climbing are all popular during Summer, and it's a great time to exercise, but it's also very important to stay safe during these higher temperatures.  Not being prepared for [...]

2011-07-20T13:29:22-04:00July 20th, 2011|Heart Health Tips|

Healthy Eating Habits = A Healthy Heart

What goes into a healthy heart? Doctors say that with regular exercise and a nutritional diet, you are heading in the right direction. Unfortunately, when people hear “nutritional diet” they get a little intimidated, but they shouldn’t be! So many of the foods you eat every day can actually be good for you, and if [...]

2011-06-13T19:34:20-04:00June 13th, 2011|Heart Health Tips|

Lower Stress Level Makes A Healthier Heart

A relaxed life is a healthy life. Research has shown that if you maintain a relaxed lifestyle and avoid stress to the best of your abilities then you are more likely to have better heart health.  Here are some ways that you can ensure your stress levels are under control as suggested by the American [...]

2011-06-01T15:51:57-04:00June 1st, 2011|Heart Health Tips|