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Heart Health

Life is precious, and so is your heart. Our advice from leading medical experts gives you the tools you need to prioritize your heart health — everything from lifestyle tips to recipe ideas and helpful guidance for specific heart conditions.

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February 28, 2024/Heart Health

How To Protect Your Heart When You Have Prediabetes

You can counter the risk of prediabetes-related heart attack or stroke by eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, as well as exercising regularly

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February 27, 2024/Heart Health

Here’s What Your Blood Pressure Numbers Mean

An ideal blood pressure is less than 120 mm Hg systolic and less than 80 mm Hg diastolic

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February 26, 2024/Heart Health

How Healthy Is Your Heart? Take This Quiz To Find Out

Age, sex and genetics are just a few factors that can affect your risk of developing coronary heart disease

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February 26, 2024/Heart Health

What It Means if You Have ‘Sticky’ Cholesterol

LDL cholesterol and lipoprotein (a) cholesterol are more likely to stick to your arteries and lead to dangerous heart events

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February 19, 2024/Heart Health

How Weight Affects Your Heart

Having underweight, having overweight and having obesity can be dangerous for your heart

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February 16, 2024/Heart Health

Why Exercise Matters for Your Heart Health

Exercise lowers risk for heart conditions, improves mental health and reduces visceral fat that can compromise your organs

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February 12, 2024/Exercise & Fitness

Next Time You Exercise, Consider Wearing a Heart Rate Monitor

This technology can benefit your workouts by helping you hit your target heart rate, resulting in better overall health and wellness

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February 8, 2024/Heart Health

Here’s When You Should Go to the Hospital for a Dangerous Heart Rate

A resting heart rate below 35–40 beats per minute or over 100 beats per minute may be cause for concern

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February 6, 2024/Women's Health

How Estrogen Supports Heart Health

Your natural estrogen levels support a healthy heart by improving your cholesterol, increasing blood flow and reducing free radicals

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February 1, 2024/Heart Health

Can Certain Drinks Lower Your Blood Pressure?

While not magic elixirs, some drinks like beet juice and skim milk may help keep numbers down

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