Heart Health

Heart Health

  • Complications Caused by Heart Disease
    Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Heart Health,  Sugar,  Weight

    Complications Caused by Heart Disease

    If you have heart disease, your heart will be less efficient at pumping blood. The blood vessels throughout your body, which facilitate blood flow to various organs, may become damaged as well. Let’s talk about complications caused by heart disease. These conditions can have significant effect on your heart as well as your other organs. The harder your heart has to work to maintain the blood circulation to your body, the more likely it is that you’ll experience one of the major complications from heart disease. Heart Disease’s Major Complications Heart disease can cause serious health issues and events that affect your heart, events such as heart attacks and congestive…

  • Causes of Heart Disease
    Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Heart Health

    5 Major Causes of Heart Disease You Should Avoid

    It’s wonderful to have choices and so important to take to heart (pun intended) that many of the choices you make every day can impact your heart health. Choosing to exercise and eat right every day is a decision that helps keep your heart in good working order. Opting to lie on the couch and eat junk food doesn’t do you or your heart any favors. Despite how simple this may seem; you might not realize how much of an effect these decisions have on the health of your heart. It’s especially important for habits that negatively impact key risk areas; risk areas such as cholesterol and blood pressure. These…

  • What Healthy Eating Means to You
    Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Heart Health,  Sugar,  Weight

    What Healthy Eating Means to You

    One of the biggest challenges when it comes to healthy eating really isn’t developing new habits. Before you work on changing habits, it’s important to define what healthy eating means to you. The truth is it’s going to be different for everyone, so before you begin adding new healthy eating habits, it’s a good idea to understand what healthy eating means to you. What Are Your Current Eating Habits? To figure out what you want your healthy eating to look like, begin with where you are now. How and what do you eat on a daily basis? Write down what you eat in a typical week, not just one day.…

  • Detoxing,  Healthy Living,  Heart Health

    Learning About Your Heart

    We know knowledge is power, and you can help prevent heart disease by learning about your heart. Your heart is directly involved in supplying all your organs with the oxygen they need to function properly. If you develop heart disease, your heart is no longer able to perform its primary function with the same efficiency, and this is why it’s so important to take good care of your heart. Learning more about the anatomy and functions of your heart can help you understand not only the role it plays in your overall well-being but also how you can take better care of it to avoid heart disease and the health…

  • Healthy Living,  Heart Health

    Eight Tips to Avoid Sedentary Behavior

    Aside from making poor dietary choices, one of the worst things you can do for your health is to be sedentary. I am so guilty of this and have to stay on myself all the time. Being sedentary means that you spend most of your time sitting or lying down regardless of what you’re doing – whether it’s reading, gaming, watching TV, or working. Personally, I spend too much time sitting in front of my laptop. Training yourself not to be sedentary is probably one of the healthiest things you can. Let’s talk about eight tips to avoid sedentary behavior. 1. Get a Stand-Up Desk – If you work at…

  • Metabolic Syndrome Prevention Tips
    Healthy Living,  Heart Health

    Metabolic Syndrome Prevention Tips

    Today, experts believe metabolic syndrome can explain most illnesses and health events that are killing us today; events like a heart attack for instance. The signs that someone has metabolic syndrome include high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, obesity, low good cholesterol (HDL) levels, and most obviously fat accumulation around the waist commonly referred to as belly fat. It is estimated that as many as one out of six Americans is living with some form of metabolic syndrome. Most often, metabolic syndrome is caused by poor diet choices and lack of exercise, but it is also thought to be inherited in some cases – mostly as a result of…

  • Healthy Living,  Heart Health

    Complications of Metabolic Syndrome

    There are several serious complications of Metabolic Syndrome. I think Metabolic Syndrome itself would be easier to remember if it were about a specific condition. Instead, it is about a combination of conditions. “Metabolic Syndrome” is the common term for a combination of conditions such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess belly fat, and abnormal triglyceride levels. It can increase your risk for we all want to avoid; diseases like stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. It’s a serious condition that can lead to early death if left untreated. There are several complications of metabolic syndrome that we all need to aware of. Here are some of the potential…

  • Heart Health,  Weight

    Questions about Metabolic Syndrome

    It’s important to get answers to any questions you may have about metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome, or syndrome X, is a metabolic disorder that can cause a variety of serious health conditions including hypertension, insulin resistance, obesity, heart attack and stroke. It’s characterized by having excess belly fat, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and poor cholesterol ratios. Poor cholesterol ratios usually refers to HDL that is too low and LDL that is too high. If you believe you’re at risk for this syndrome, you would be wise to have a list of questions to ask your health care professional. Here are a few questions to get you started with…

  • Heart Health

    Health Benefits of Walnuts

    Health Benefits of Walnuts I like walnuts although my husband does not. I had no idea about all the health benefits of walnuts! Because I do the food prep for both of us, going forward walnuts will be included; we’ll just hope they are an acquired taste! There’s an interesting article I came across I want to share with you from the Harvard Gazette about the health benefits of walnuts. They are impressively healthy little nuts, and it’s worth taking the time to read this. The article says, in part: A newly developed machine learning algorithm has uncovered information about how eating walnuts can lead to significantly lower risk of…

  • Complications of Metabolic Syndrome
    Clean Eating,  Heart Health

    Inflammation and Heart Health

    Inflammation and Heart Health Inflammation affects just about every aspect of your health and wellness. Today I want to discuss inflammation and heart health. Very simply, inflammation is your body’s natural response when attempting to protect itself from injury or disease. When inflammation is acute, it can save you by protecting your body from infection. In the short-term, it rids your body of harmful intruders and restores you to health. It’s when inflammation stays with you on a slow burn that it becomes “chronic inflammation”. When this occurs, it puts your body at greater risk particularly when considering the functioning of your heart and arteries. As an aside, medical professionals…