Blogs about Cardiovascular Disease

Is Soda Bad for Your Brain? (And is Diet Soda Worse?)

Both sugary, diet drinks correlated with accelerated brain agingAmericans love sugar. Together we consumed nearly 11 million metric tons of it in 2016, according to the US Department of Agriculture, much of it in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages like sports drinks and soda.

Biking to Work Could Keep You Alive Longer, Study Says

If you cycle to work, you also might be increasing your chances of more cycles around the Earth.  

Trans Fat Bans Tied to Fewer Heart Attacks and Strokes

Laws that restrict adding trans fats to foods have had immediate beneficial effects on heart health, new research has found.

Want to get Healthy? Take a Nap!

Centuries ago, it was common for people to sleep 8 to 9 hours each day. But now, only about 25% of Americans get 8 or more hours of sleep. "The foundations of good health are good diet, good exercise and good sleep, but two out of three doesn't get you there," -- Dr. Anne Calhoun, neurology professor, University of North Carolina. Eating healthily and getting plenty of exercise are not enough to make up for the danger that sleep deprivation poses to your health.

Yo-Yo Dieting Dangerous for Women's Hearts, Study Says

Yo-yo dieting may increase the risk for coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death in post-menopausal women, according to a study presented to the American Heart Association on Tuesday. Although previous research focused on the heart risks associated with obesity, study leader Dr. Somwail Rasla of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island questioned whether women with normal weights could be putting their hearts in danger by on-and-off dieting.

Keep Up Summer’s Healthy Habits

As the warm, sunny days of summer wane, you might find it more challenging to eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. Fresh-picked produce is less accessible, and autumn tempts with comfort foods and holiday goodies. Don’t let cooler weather and overcast days become your excuse to make unhealthy eating choices. Stick with your nutritious habits during the next few months to maintain a healthy weight, prevent colds and illness, and stay energized through the fall and winter.

6 Ways Your Day Instantly Gets Better When You Go For A Walk

Here's something people rarely talk about: Walking has immediate benefits. Sure, we all know regular strolls help you slim down and fend off illnesses like heart disease and diabetes over your lifetime (serioulsy, check out all these amazing benefits of walking). But walking also has a strong short game: A growing body of research shows that it delivers on-the-spot rewards.

Ask Your Doctor If Getting Off Your Ass Is Right For You

May is exercise is medicine month. What does that mean? What it means is we as a society have grown soft, week, and as a result ill. Exercise has been proven to be a part of the solution if we're doing it right.Most of the leading causes of death in America from heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes are attributable to lifestyle. Moreover a significant body of evidence points to a lack of activity at the root of our metabolic problems and frailty. Both of which have direct ties into these diseases.

Overweight & Active Vs. Skinny & Sedentary

I attended a fitness convention about a year ago, and my favorite seminar was given by a Physician that stated, "It is better to be fit and fat than skinny and unfit." As a Fitness Professional, it can be difficult to take "body type" out o

What is Genetic Testing? and Why?

Tired of working out but not seeing the results you want? Low energy? Concerned about health risks? Everyones body is different. One workout is not appropriate for everyone. DNA genetic testing is the answer. Hormones change, butt DNA does not. Learn exactly what you need to do to lose weight, improve your overall general health, improve your bone health and heart health based on your genetics. No more guessing. Get the answers you need for the rest of your life. Identify the problems and find the solutions.