The formula for weight loss is neither secret nor mysterious — more calories burned than consumed. But if losing weight were as simple as that, then two-thirds of Americans wouldn’t be overweight or obese.
Extensive research has shown that too much sodium can cause high blood pressure, a primary cause of heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in the world. Interestingly, the salt shaker is not the culprit. Learn about the science of dietary sodium.
Within 24 hours of quitting smoking, some people are irritable, frustrated, anxious and experience a number of other unpleasant effects. That’s the bad news. The good news is, there are ways to blunt those effects.
Some fat is good for us, some is bad. Here's the skinny on fats.
If we all know physical activity is great for us, why is it so challenging for so many of us to take those first steps to becoming regularly physically active? Three out of 10 adults don’t get ANY exercise. What’s standing in our way?
We know a lot of love passes between pets and their people, but does having a pet help our heart health?
Choosing to be heart-healthy together may help both of you meet your goals.
One or more artificially sweetened drinks a day was associated with higher risk of stroke and dementia, a study suggests.
According to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2017 Scientific Sessions, the temptation to overeat for people trying to lose weight or maintain a lower body weight is stronger when eating in a social setting.
There are plenty of ways to eat, and they are not equal in their effect on your weight and heart health. Recently the American Heart Association investigated this topic and published a scientific statement about meal planning and the timing and frequency of eating.
Tobacco use is a strong risk factor for developing PAD and for worsening of the disease. Some studies suggest that quitting smoking is associated with lower rates of some symptoms, serious complications and death in patients with PAD.
Cholesterol can be confusing — how can something that is necessary for human life, that is present in every cell, be bad for us?