You may think that your heart is as old as you are, but it’s possible that your heart is aging faster than your chronological age.
Laughter, happiness and a sense of humor actually can help you to stay healthy. Research suggests laughter can decrease stress hormones, reduce artery inflammation and increase your ‘good’ cholesterol.
Some risk factors for heart disease — such as advancing age, or a family history — are beyond your control. Others are completely up to you. Managing these controllable risk factors can go a long way toward reducing your risk of developing heart disease.
Weight is not just a number on a scale. Often, we fixate on some magic number. But the reality of optimal, ideal weight is much more complex.