Bikram yoga, a type of hatha yoga characterised by a set series of 26 postures and breathing exercises performed in a room heated to a very high temperature, is renowned for its cardiovascular health benefits.
Bikram yoga increases your pulse rate and metabolism, allowing your blood vessels to become more flexible (not to mention making your body burn some serious calories!).
Now, a small st... ››› more
Generally speaking, we associated vitamin D3 with bone health. As it turns out, this vitamin may also help prevent cardiovascular disease and reverse previous damage, says a new study from Ohio University in the United States.
The study found that vitamin D3, which your body makes when your skin is exposed to the sun, can repair damage to the cardiovascular system caused by heath conditions suc... ››› more
You already know that high cholesterol is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. But with the host of supplements and drug alternatives on the market, trying to find the right treatment plan for you can be overwhelming.
It really comes down to what works for you in terms of preference, tolerability and price. However, experts warn that you have to be careful and know what to look for w... ››› more
What's more romantic than a bunch of flowers and box of chocolates on Valentine's Day? The gift of good health of course.
Your partner may hold the key to your heart, but staying active and eating healthy provides the real key to a healthy heart. “Valentine's Day is the ideal time to focus on heart-healthy options for both you and your partner,” says Dr Kevin Campbell, a cardiologist based... ››› more
When it comes to heart attack, you know that high blood pressure and cholesterol play a role. But what about elevated triglycerides?
While many people overlook the dangers of having high triglycerides, high levels of these fats in your bloodstream is actually as dangerous as having high levels of LDL cholesterol!
Studies haven't only tied high triglycerides to blocked blood flow to the heart... ››› more
It goes without saying that everyone wants a slim, sexy body. Some people are even willing to go on crash diets like The Master Cleanse, The XTreme Fat Loss Diet, The Cabbage Soup Diet and The Grapefruit Diet to achieve it.
It's no secret that insane diets like these leave you feeling starving, sick and dizzy. What you probably didn't know is that they can also wreak havoc on your heart. Accord... ››› more
Approximately 50% of people who have heart attacks have perfectly health cholesterol levels. This is something that has long puzzled doctors all around the world. Up until now, at least...
Doctors are finally starting to understand how, for example, patients whose total cholesterol was just about 145 - that's well below the 200 threshold - have suffered heart attacks. Keep reading to learn more... ››› more
If you're a middle-aged adult free of obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes, we have some good news about your heart health!
According to a study recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure, middle-aged adults who've avoided these health conditions are far less likely than others to experience heart failure in their later years.
The researchers ... ››› more
Who would've ever thought that there's a link between the flu and a heart attack?
Research conducted by scientists at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Public Health Ontario (PHO) found that chances of a heart attack are increased six-fold during the first seven days after detection of laboratory-confirmed influenza infection.
Keep reading for the full findings of the... ››› more
If you've never experienced a cardiac event, you might not believe people who say that they've had a heart attack without even knowing it.
But it's true - symptoms of heart problems can be so sneaky and subtle that they go unnoticed. Read on for four of the easiest-to-dismiss signs and symptoms.
Four sneaky and subtle signs that you might have a heart problem
#1: You have severe headaches
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