Support group, home exercise improves mobility for PAD patients
In your first 20 minutes after quitting, your heart rate goes down. By now every smoker knows the habit is unhealthy, but there’s more to quitting than frightening statistics. There are many benefits to smoke-free living, and you don’t have to wait a year to experience them — they begin immediately. Here’s a timeline of how your life improves.
A lot of calories may come from what you drink. Some beverages offer nutrient benefits and others don’t. Understanding the good and bad points of what you drink is as important as doing the same for what you eat.
American healthcare is complicated and getting more so. Even the most informed patients and family members entering the healthcare system may have difficulty knowing how to navigate it to receive the best care for themselves and loved ones.
Most people with cardiovascular disease are taking doctor-prescribed medications. Those drugs cannot work as expected if they are not taken as directed. Medication adherence (taking medicines as prescribed) is important to effectively manage a condition. Here are some tips for doing that.
Getting enough physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your health and it’s important to be sure that when you exercise, you’re doing it safely. Learn three ways to do just that.
One thing some of us heart patients grump about the most is having to change our diets. Give me eight new medications to take? No problem. Try to teach me new ways to manage stress? Sketchy. But eliminate my best friends, salt and fat, from my diet? No way!
Greg Weglowski thought he was invincible. After all, he led an active life in law enforcement, ran marathons, sky dived and volunteered for the first Persian Gulf War. "I’ve always been a bit extreme," the Detroit native admitted. His family’s heart history was no exception.
For some of us, the process of selecting the best produce, storing it for freshness and longevity and preparing it in ways that get the most nutritional bang for our buck may seem challenging or complicated. Here are some tips to help you choose, store and prepare the good stuff.
One in three American adults has high blood pressure. That’s about 80 million people, so odds are that you or someone you know has it.
Any physical activity that uses the big muscles of your body burns some calories. Doing finger calisthenics with your remote not so much. Here's a quick list of ways to burn 100 calories.
High levels of HDL cholesterol — at least 40 mg/dL for men and 50 mg/dL for women — appear to reduce heart disease. That’s why it’s often referred to as "good" cholesterol.