When you’re at work, you tend to be focused on the task at hand. That can put your health on the back burner. But if you’re serious about keeping your heart healthy, you can use work time to an advantage. There are plenty of simple things you can do to make work a healthy place. Whenever possible, you should take the stairs instead of the elevator. This allows your body to get some extra physical activity built […]Read more
Category Archives: Stress Management
Many medical tests provide information about your heart while it’s at rest, but it’s also important to know how well your heart works when you’re asking it to perform under heavier stress. The stress test is designed to measure your heart when it’s working a little harder. When you go to take the stress test, you’ll be hooked up to monitors with sensors. These are not going to deliver electricity to you; they’ll simply measure your electrical […]Read more
You already know that stress can be damaging to your heart and other parts of your health. But you may be wondering what you can do about it. Sometimes life throws so many responsibilities at you that you feel like you’re drowning in a sea of stress. But you don’t have to live your life in a constant state of anxiety. The first thing to do is to look at what is causing your stress. Is there […]Read more
Stress is something that everyone has to deal with. Its basic definition is your body’s response to any kind of external stimulus – physical, mental, or emotional. For a long time, physicians and scientists have found that there is a relationship between stress and heart disease risk, but there’s not yet a great understanding of the exact mechanism. There are many possibilities. People who have high levels of stress tend to have less physical activity, poor diets, […]Read more
- Preterm birth linked to higher risk of heart failureBabies born preterm run a higher risk of heart failure during childhood and adolescence than those born at full term, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report.
- Chocolate may cut risk of irregular heartbeat by a fifthA little bit of what you fancy really does do you good; researchers say that moderate chocolate intake may reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation.
- Genes responsible for severe congenital heart disease identified by researchersThe first known identification of two genes responsible for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a severe congenital heart defect, has been reported by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh...
- Obstructive sleep apnea might lead to irregular heartbeatPatients with obstructive sleep apnea may face a greater risk of atrial fibrillation, or irregular, rapid heartbeat, new research suggests.
- Chronic anabolic steroid use may damage heart, arteriesLong-term anabolic-androgenic steroid use may reduce the heart's ability to pump blood throughout the body, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.
- New research could help develop drugs to better address heart problems in diabeticsResearch published in Experimental Physiology shows that diabetes-induced changes in heartbeat are primarily regulated by the β1-adrenoceptor.
- Does moderate drinking really protect against heart disease? A new review finds the existing research to be biased and suggests that moderate drinking does not stave off heart disease after all.
- Heart failure and stroke identified as lethal combinationHeart failure patients with previous stroke had greater risks of depression, hospitalisation and death.
- Eating more fruits and vegetables may lower risk of blockages in leg arteriesEating three or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day may lower your risk of developing peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular...
- Can you be healthy and have obesity? Not really, says major studyThe largest study of its kind to date investigates the idea of 'healthy obesity' and deems it a myth. Obese people are still at a higher risk of illness.