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Risk Factors For Heart Disease

  • 10 things you never thought could cause heart disease, but actually do
  • While you're making an effort to eat healthy foods, get more exercise and generally live a healthier life to protect yourself from heart disease, there may be some sneaky factors leaving you with a soaring risk that you didn't even know about. From eating too many healthy foods, to exercising too much, cleaning your home and earning below what you think you're worth, your entire life is puttin... ››› more
  • [21 October 2014]
  • When it comes to your heart, sleeping seven hours a night is non-negotiable!
  • If you pride yourself on being able to function every day on only six hours of sleep, you might want to rethink your health. Sleeping is not only about your brain function and your ability to concentrate. It has a huge effect on another important part of your health: Your heart. Experts say, sleeping six hours or less a night is so detrimental to your heart health it'll leave you with dise... ››› more
  • [21 October 2014]
  • Bring your heart rate up slowly if you exercise and suffer from heart problems
  • If you have heart problems, your doctor has probably told you that you need to start exercising to strengthen your heart. And while it may seem like the strain of exercise is any thing but good for your heart, it's an essential part of maintaining your current health and improving that of your heart. But you can't just put on your takkies and start sprinting down the road. Your heart won't lik... ››› more
  • [13 June 2014]
  • Add these four anti-inflammatory foods to your meals to prevent heart problems
  • If you, like many of us, live and work in a bustling city, you've probably got some stress in your life. Whether it's getting the kids to school on time every morning, sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic to and from work, chasing deadlines for your job, stress is a pretty normal thing for you. But while you think stress keeps you motivated, it may not be doing the same for the inner workings o... ››› more
  • [05 June 2014]
  • Before you drop that Jaeger into your Red Bull, read this
  • Mixing alcohol with energy drinks can be deadly, warn researchers. The high volume of caffeine, sugar, plant sources of energy like guarana and alcohol cause heart problems. And despite the numerous articles posted about the threats on your health after drinking these types of drinks, youngsters still continue to do so. In fact, the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control report around 37% o... ››› more
  • [02 June 2014]
  • The whole world is feeling the loss of Maya Angelou…
  • After battling health issues for the past few years, poet, author and Civil Rights activist, Dr Maya Angelou is finally at rest. At the age of 86, she died of heart problems, says her publicist Helen Brann. Friends, fans and colleagues took to Twitter to express their sadness. JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series posted this Maya Angelou quote: "If you are always trying to be normal,... ››› more
  • [29 May 2014]
  • Your gut and heart problems share a scary connection, confirms a recent Danish study
  • It's a known fact that if you have a gut disorder, your heart attack risk is 37% higher compared to people who are healthier. This because of the higher rate of inflammation in your system, something closely linked to heart problems. Now a Danish study found something even more shocking about the link between your gut and heart problem risk. Over 23,000 patients with Irritable Bowel Diseas... ››› more
  • [29 May 2014]
  • Angry? You could have a heart attack or stroke within two hours, warns Harvard Health
  • A recent study conducted by a team of researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, found that negative emotions can be deadly. And one of the worst is anger. Not only does anger have the potential to make you lose control and do things you regret, it can cause you to have a heart attack or a stroke. Frighteningly, your risk of a heart attack shoots up five times and stroke risk three... ››› more
  • [23 May 2014]
  • Living with type 2 diabetes? These four tests will change your life
  • Uncontrolled type 2 diabetes is like a ticking time bomb inside your body. It's a disease that affects every organ in your system and it's just a matter of time before the clock reaches 00:00. And this could be fatal. Do you see how important it is to properly manage your health when you're a diabetic? And it's easier than you thought possible to do so! All you need to do is keep a log o... ››› more
  • [20 May 2014]
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