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How Stress Affects Heart Health

Stress is an inevitable part of life, especially in today’s society that is in a constant quest for maximum productivity and instant results. Our fast-paced way of life leaves much to be desired when it comes to health. The human body can respond to stress in various ways, but none of them have a positive […]

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What to Expect in an Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Procedure

Atrial fibrillation ablation is a procedure used to treat arrhythmias that originate in the heart’s atria. The typical symptoms of atrial fibrillation, including shortness of breath and fatigue, are usually improved or eliminated by the procedure. Left untreated, atrial fibrillation can greatly increase your risk of stroke. Cardiac ablation involves scarring the heart tissue that […]

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Breathing Exercises for a Racing Heart

Irregularities in the heart’s rhythm are called heart palpitations. They can be regular or irregular, and often cause the sensation of having a racing heart. With many possible causes of heart palpitations, some of which are not dangerous, individuals afflicted by them usually turn to breathing exercises for relief. Heart palpitations are often a symptom […]

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3 Reasons Why Mindfulness Is Good for Your Heart

Mindfulness lies at the core of every meditation practice. As described by Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is “an awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally.” Kabat-Zinn believed that practicing mindfulness has beneficial effects on our health, and he developed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program that incorporated mindfulness into medical practice. […]

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Stress Management as a Heart Health Tool

August is National Wellness Month, and serves as a much-needed reminder for all of us to take our wellness seriously. Most Americans report suffering from moderate to high stress. According to Everyday Health’s United States of Stress report, chronic stress has taken on epidemic proportions, originating from a variety of sources such as work, social […]

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Summer Heat and Heart Health

Summer can be a difficult season to cope with if you have medical issues with your heart. There are two physiological ways to regulate body temperature in the heat, and both tax our cardiovascular system. Depending on how hot the weather gets, summer heat can have a severe effect on your heart health. People with […]

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Men’s Heart Health Tips

Especially when it comes to heart health, men need to learn what they can do to live longer, healthier lives. Starting this month, men can take a handful of simple steps to ensure they live a heart-healthy lifestyle. Adopt Better Eating Habits Fast-paced living makes us pay less and less attention to our meals. We […]

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Get Moving! 4 Tips to A Stronger Cardiovascular System

Keeping your cardiovascular system healthy and robust takes effort. Other than a proper diet and rest, being active is one of the main requirements for a healthy life. Unfortunately, a sedentary lifestyle is the reality of many: research shows that Americans spend an average of 11 hours per day sitting. In preserving health, it’s essential […]