Tag: cardiovascular system

The Best Diet for Your Heart and Arteries: 4 Simple Strategies

The Best Diet for Your Heart and Arteries: 4 Simple Strategies

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—including coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral artery disease (PAD), heart attack,

Q&A: Chronic Stress; Pulmonary Embolism

Q. What are the signs of chronic stress, and what’s the best way to deal with it?
A. Stress uses up an enormous amount of energy, and people who are in a constant stress mode become susceptible to both physical and emotional disorders. When people experience stress, the body goes into

Boost Your Heart Health, Lower Your Dementia Risk

Taking steps to avoid heart disease and stroke may be the best way to preserve your brainpower as you age, new research suggests.

A study in the April 2, 2013 issue of the journal Neurology compared the scores of nearly 8,000 older adults on two widely used health assessment tools. In

Beet Juice—A Natural Remedy for High Blood Pressure

Researchers say that beet juice is hard to beat as a natural therapy for hypertension (high blood pressure)—just one cup of the juice significantly lowered blood pressure for 24 hours in the hypertensive people they studied.
Hypertension is a potentially brain-damaging cardiovascular condition that can has-ten the neurodegeneration associated with dementia.

Alzheimer’s Antidote: Exercise

A number of studies have linked exercise to lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but until recently, scientists have been unable to identify the underlying mechanism that helps protect the brain. Now new research suggests that increases in the stress hormone corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF) generated during exercise may be behind

Treat Mood and Anxiety Disorders to Protect Your Heart

Research suggests that what affects the cardiovascular system affects the brain, and vice versa. This interrelationship between head and heart can have life-or-death consequences, as illustrated recently by a study that found that heart patients with anxiety and/or depression face greatly increased risk of dying.

Researchers assessed 900 older adults with

3 Fabulous Coconut Water Health Benefits

3 Fabulous Coconut Water Health Benefits

Coconut water is a naturally nutritious beverage with several nutrients and antioxidant effects. The coconut water health benefits include rehydration and blood pressure reduction. But this popular drink is not without risks. Discover more about this tasty drink here.

Mediterranean-Style Diet Ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report

The Mediterranean-style diet has been linked to improved heart and brain health, reduced inflammation, and weight loss. It features lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, and olive oil; moderate or low amounts of fish, poultry, and red wine; small amounts of low-fat and non-fat dairy products; and

A Daily Weight Fluctuation Is Nothing to Worry About

A Daily Weight Fluctuation Is Nothing to Worry About

Weight fluctuation throughout the course of a day is normal. Weight fluctuation throughout the course of your life can be harmful. Sounds contradictory, doesn’t it? It’s not.

A person should strive to maintain a lifelong, consistent healthy weight.  Fluctuation in large amounts throughout your life—that lose-gain-lose-gain cycle so many of us

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