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Preventing Heart Disease

  • How sex twice a week and a little red wine can protect your heart against disease
  • If you thought you had to cut all the fun out of your life to stay healthy, think again. You're not only missing out, but you could be doing your health a disservice. A Cardiologist from the University of California in Los Angeles, Dr William Quinones-Baldrich, agrees. He recently confirmed in an interview, that you need more sex and wine in your life. He says both are an excellent way to prot... ››› more
  • [29 May 2015]
  • Your heart disease risk is 14 % higher because you're short…
  • As if your short stature didn't plague you enough, now it's a reason you need to pay more attention to your heart health than your taller counterparts. Cardiology professor Nilesh Samani and lead author of a new study done at the University of Leicester found the link between being short and having worse heart health. In fact, for every 6cm less in height you are, your heart disease risk r... ››› more
  • [23 April 2015]
  • Don't ever give up on your dreams or your heart health will take a dive
  • As you get older, you might stop pursuing your dreams because you may think there's no way you can reach them because of your age. Instead, you simply go from day to day doing what you can until you reach retirement age and you stop working. But this could be the reason your health starts to suffer. Research done in Baltimore recently, explains that it can have a detrimental effect on ... ››› more
  • [12 March 2015]
  • Here's why opting for the cheaper bottle of wine is better for your heart health
  • If you drink red wine because you've heard it's good for your heart health, you're in luck. But did you know you can save yourself some dough AND help your heart by ditching the R200 bottles of smooth Stellenbosch wines and Chocolate Block? That's right! You can happily cruise the shelves of your local supermarket and pick out the bottle of R25 Simonsvlei red wine with a screw top! ... ››› more
  • [25 November 2014]
  • Alcohol and your heart health: The good and bad side of it
  • In terms of heart health, alcohol receives both praise and prejudice. On one hand, there's plenty of research to show that drinking a glass a day is heart healthy. On the other, there's just as much evidence against it. In fact, the evidence suggests alcohol has a direct role in the development and progression of the heart disease epidemic. With one in 12 people across the globe with the d... ››› more
  • [25 November 2014]
  • Slash you heart disease risk 33% with these two sweet fruits!
  • Your diet plays one of the most important roles when it comes to keeping your heart health in shape. Luckily, maintaining good heart health isn't all about eating bland, tasteless foods. In fact, it's quite the opposite! There are so many tasty foods to add to your diet to ensure your heart stays healthy. And two of the best are blueberries and strawberries. Recent studies prove these ... ››› more
  • [28 October 2014]
  • If you're feeling blue, take note of your heart health
  • You may only think about your anxiety and depression and what it's doing to your mental health. But the truth is, it affects more than just your mind! It affects your heart too! In fact, nowadays, doctors screen patients with depression for heart disease. Especially if they have any other risk factors for heart disease on top of depression and anxiety. You see, there's a direct lin... ››› more
  • [20 October 2014]
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