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The Harmful effects of Inactivity

The Harmful effects of Inactivity

Ancient physicians such as Hippocrates believed and understood the benefits of physical exercise. However, during the 20th century, an opposite view began to form. In fact, patients of heart attack were prescribed bed rest!

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Own a Pet? You May Have a Healthier Heart!

Own a Pet? You May Have a Healthier Heart!

It’s well known that owning a pet has many health benefits. However, a new study reported in the American Journal of Cardiology shows that pet owners with chronic ailments may even have healthier, more adaptable hearts. The study followed people with conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol and found that they had more changes in heart rate than people without pets during the same period of time, indicating that they were more adaptable and would therefore less likely to be less taxed under certain circumstances; for instance, high-stress situations.

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Childhood Obesity Reaches New Problems in the Classroom & Beyond

Childhood Obesity Reaches New Problems in the Classroom & Beyond

With rates of childhood obesity steadily on the rise, pediatricians are now saying once-standard growth charts are no longer applicable. Approximately 17% of youths are obese, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Grief may Increase the Risk of Heart Attack

Grief may Increase the Risk of Heart Attack

According to research posted in the Circulation Journal of the American Heart Association, the risk of a heart attack may increase during the time following the death of a loved one. The study looked at 1,985 heart attack survivors and found that heart attack risk was 21 times higher during the first day after the death of a loved one. The risk was 6 times higher in the first week, and risk significantly declined over the first month.

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The Facts about Salt

The Facts about Salt

Salt is comprised of sodium chloride or NaCl. It is essential to life in small quantities, yet harmful in larger doses. Too much salt is known to increase your risk of high blood pressure, a major cause of heart attacks and strokes, which are the 1st and 3rd leading causes of death in the United States.

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Oral Health and Overall Health

Oral Health and Overall Health

Oral care is one of the most important parts of your daily routine. Good oral health helps us speak, smile, chew and convey emotions. But did you know that oral health is also an indicator of overall health? If oral health is ignored, bacteria from your mouth may eventually seep into your bloodstream, causing problems in more than just your mouth.

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Can Vitamin D Help You Live Longer?

Can Vitamin D Help You Live Longer?

Vitamin D is often casually referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” since it is normally produced by the body after exposure to direct sunlight. However, many experts say that we’re not getting enough, and should supplement our intake via vitamin D-rich foods and supplements.

In addition, many studies suggest that vitamin D can not only help improve quality of life, but possibly even cut the risk of life-threatening conditions.

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Don’t worry; be happy- it’s good for your heart!

Don’t worry; be happy- it’s good for your heart!

While you’ve probably heard that old saying before, you also probably relate that it’s easier said than done not to stress. However, you may not have realized how worrying affects your health, especially your heart!

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Getting Down to the Heart of the Matter: How Oral Health Affects Your Heart

Getting Down to the Heart of the Matter: How Oral Health Affects Your Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women. The CDC reports that this year, heart disease will cost the U.S. over 3 billion dollars in health care services, medications and lost productivity. Every year, a whopping 785,000 Americans have their first heart attack, while another 470,000 who have already had one or more heart attacks have another attack.

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Heart Health Begins at Home: Establish healthy habits at an early age

Heart Health Begins at Home: Establish healthy habits at an early age

With the new school year approaching and so many things to manage in order to get children ready, it can become easy to overlook one of the most fundamental aspects of a child’s life: nutrition. During vacation many routines may be neglected, and healthy meals shared with the family may be overlooked. With that in mind, the new school year can be seen as a fresh start and a way of getting the entire family back on a healthy track.

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