Is It Time To Embrace That Belly Fat?

Losing fat - and even some muscle – in the thighs, hips and buttocks is associated with beneficial changes in heart disease risk markers. In other words, it means that any weight loss – whether from your backside, belly or legs – may reduce your cardiovascular risk factors. And for lowering your cholesterol, losing fat in your legs may just be as important as losing it around your belly.

Great News for Keeping Your Heart Healthy

It’s not news that two of the most important things you can do to help prevent cardiovascular disease are reducing the risk factors associated with having too much body fat, and not exercising enough. The other element of the healthy heart equation is, of course, following a nutritionally balanced diet.

Why You Should “Play I Some Music…”

Who doesn’t love music? With all of the different genres of music out there, there is something for everyone. Not a day goes by where we don’t hear some type of music, whether it is on the television, in the car, in the grocery store, at the dentist’s office, at a restaurant or via our headphones at the gym.

Yes, Your Cholesterol Can Be Too Low

I recently saw on Facebook a sponsored healthy, plant-based meal delivery service ad with some interesting benefits. The ad featured a woman who was giving thanks to this service for providing healthy food for her husband whose cholesterol level was now at 110.

BMI Is Not A Number You Should Be Concerned About When It Comes To Heart Health

The first Friday in February every year is National Red Day. The day was first observed in 2002. On this day, both men and women are encouraged to wear red as a sign of support for women’s heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death of women in the United States.

Sportscaster Dick Enberg Dies at 82, Heart Attack Suspected

Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a heart attack. It is the leading cause of death for both men and women. And it appears that one of the latest victims of this disease is famed Sportscaster Dick Enberg. He was found dead Thursday morning in his La Jolla, California home. Enberg was 82-years-old. He had a 60-year long career in sports and will surely be missed.

His Heart Stopped, but They Brought Him Back to Life. Let’s Talk About College Athlete Tyvoris Solomon

On Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Raleigh, North Carolina’s PNC Arena, cheers and excitement from spectators at a college basketball game abruptly turned into cries and panic.

The Real Message We Need to Take from the Death of San Francisco’s Mayor at 65

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee died earlier today from a heart attack. He was the 43rd mayor of the city and first Asian-American to hold this position. Lee was grocery shopping in his neighborhood store when he suffered the attack, and he died later at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. He was just 65-years-old and is survived by his wife and two daughters.

“Must Love Dogs!”

According to the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey, nearly 70% of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet. And my family is one of those families. In fact, we are the proud owners of five German Shepherds. They are fun animals and perform many important functions in my family, such as being mental and physical coaches.

Nelsan Ellis’ Death: We Are Beyond Words, but Let’s Try to Understand What Happened

Fans around the world were shocked and deeply saddened by the recent death of actor Nelsan Ellis. He was well known for playing the breakthrough role of a gay Black man named Lafayette Reynolds on the HBO series “True Blood.”

Caffeine Overdose Kills Teen. Here’s How to Be Proactive

Caffeine consumption may not be one of your top health concerns. Issues like obesity, cancer, diabetes and hypertension may be much more pressing concerns to you. However, this tragic story of a teenage boy who died from drinking too much caffeine made it clear to me caffeine can be very dangerous, and we need to be proactive about protecting our children.

Follow Your Heart. Ask Your Doctor About Alternatives to Heart Stenting

We cannot stress enough there is no one size fits all approach to health care and the treatment of diseases. A recent study on the use of stents to treat coronary artery disease stresses the importance of properly diagnosing each individual and administering the right treatment.

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