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heart health

  • Weightlifting is Good for Your Heart

    November 15, 2018

    Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new study. Spending more than an hour in the weight room did not yield any additional benefit, the researchers found. The results show benefits of strength training are independent of running, walking or other aerobic activity.

  • THIS May Prevent Heart and Parkinson’s Disease

    August 26, 2018

    I recently posted about the benefits of eating cod, in a study from (perhaps not surprisingly) Iceland. But did you know that fish consumption is associated with a lower probability of getting congestive heart failure (CHF) or Parkinson’s disease?

  • Heart Aging: How You Can Slow It

    June 3, 2018

    I’ve been thinking a lot about heart health, and want to share with you some exciting new research pointing to the amount of exercise you and I need to do to optimize the integrity of our heart’s blood vessels. And I bring good news: There are steps you can take to slow the aging of your heart, in turn increasing your chances of living a long and healthy life.