You already know the old saying: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” If you take it literally, it may be an exaggeration, but at the same time, it’s based on solid advice, because the health benefits of apples are numerous. With plenty of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants,
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If you’ve had a heart attack, are facing possible bypass surgery or angioplasty, have diabetes, or if you have coronary artery disease, you may be just the right candidate for this therapy…
You may not hear the term “aerobic exercise” as often as you once did, but this type of activity remains a key component of your plan to keep your cardiovascular system healthy.
“Aerobic” means “requiring oxygen,” and aerobic exercise increases your body’s oxygen demand and your heart rate. Aerobic exercise consists
If you are ready to start an exercise program, aerobic fitness is the place to begin,” says Ellen Wilson, Physical Therapist and Director of Therapy Services at UCLA. “If you’re already exercising and ready to pick up the pace, aerobic activities will improve the quality of your life and may
Fruits have been cultivated, preserved, and enjoyed year-round by people all over the world for centuries. While many common varieties of fruits may be familiar to you—Bosc pears, bing cherries, Red Delicious apples—there are thousands of varieties of fruits. Supermarkets are offering more varieties of produce every day, and community
We don’t hear the term “aerobic exercise” bandied about as often as we once did, but make no mistake: This type of activity remains the key to a healthy heart. Let’s look at the benefits of aerobic exercise.
First, what exactly is aerobic exercise?
Aerobic exercise is continuous physical activity using large
“Your vitamin D levels are in the toilet,” said my primary care physician, a naturopathic doctor who’s not one to mince words. Sure enough, my level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D—usually abbreviated 25(OH)D or sometimes 25-OH-VitD, turned out to be low. As we know, 25(OH)D is the compound that’s measured in the
Wildfires, mudslides, government shutdowns, school shootings, and more. We’re glued to our phones or televisions in our quest for information–but the barrage of bad news may leave us feeling tense, sad, anxious or preoccupied.
Overexposure to the news can lead to something called “vicarious trauma,” a term introduced in 1990 to
We hear the term frequently but may not fully understand it: What is heart disease? Yet there is no simple way to define it, however, because it’s actually a broad term that refers to many conditions that affect the heart or your blood vessels.
Among the types of cardiovascular diseases are:
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,