Your heart is part of your cardiovascular system, which also includes all of the arteries that transport oxygenated blood from your heart throughout your body, and the veins that transport blood back to your heart. Many cardiovascular diseases and events, such as coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral artery disease (PAD),
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We tend to think of exercise’s main benefits as keeping our weight down and maintaining good cardiovascular health. But we can add six more reasons why older adults should exercise regularly: 1) better overall health, 2) improved attention and 3) conflict resolution skills, 4) reduced risk of cognitive impairment, 5)
Vegetables have always had a reputation for being healthy, and research continues to support that a vegetable-rich diet is a winning approach to optimal health and disease protection. The edible roots, leaves, stems, buds, flowers, and flesh from plants fall under the broad category of vegetables. According to botanical classifications,
Maintaining good cardiovascular health is about more than eating a healthy diet, exercising every day, quitting smoking and taking your medications as prescribed. It’s also essential that you respond appropriately to changes in your health, especially when those changes could indicate a problem with your heart or the rest of
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a broad term that covers many conditions that affect your circulatory system—your heart, arteries, and veins. Many of those conditions are related to a narrowing of the arteries, including those within the heart itself, as well as those supplying blood to your limbs and organs. Fortunately,
The brain is a miraculous machine. It can regulate your body temperature, enable you to drive, and help you learn new dance moves. But it cannot do any of that without the heart.
In fact, it’s essential to have good cardiovascular health in order to have good brain health.