Blood pressure and heart rate go hand in hand in most people’s minds. After all, these two vital signs usually are measured at the same time at the doctor’s office. But each measures distinctly different factors related to your heart health.
If you’re thinking about cutting back on the amount of salt you eat, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.
Experts recommend no more than 2,300 mg of sodium a day, but most Americans average of about 3,400 milligrams. Learn about how salt may be hidden in your food, even in foods that don’t taste salty.
To improve your cardiovascular health, aim to walk 10,000 steps daily. Does it seem like a lot? Here are some easy tips for adding steps to your daily routine. Remember, you can start small, and build.
Older men who have a different, less-common kind of sleep apnea are more likely to develop heart problems later, research shows.
If you’re an African-American or Hispanic man, you face a higher risk of diseases — from prostate cancer to heart disease to Alzheimer’s — than others. Don’t take your health for granted.
We all know that diet and exercise are important to heart health. But we may not realize that shoveling snow is strenuous exercise that could be too much of a burden on our hearts, especially if we’ve been more sedentary in colder months.
Did you know that regular exercise can give you clearer skin? As your heart rate increases with physical activity, more oxygenated blood is moving through your body to help all your parts. Find out the range of health benefits cardio exercise provides.
You know what’s good about yogurt: It has calcium and vitamin D to strengthen your bones. It has protein to build muscle. And if that weren’t enough, studies now show that yogurt is good for your heart. Healthy cholesterol, healthy blood pressure Eating yogurt is linked to having healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels. According … Read More
Hypertension patients, ask your doctor about the results of the recent SPRINT study that finds striking benefits in a blood pressure level of less than 120 systolic.