You Don’t Have to Completely Surrender to the Skies. Be a Proactive Flyer, Especially If You Have Heart Disease2 years ago
If you are a control freak, you are probably apprehensive each time you fly in an airplane. Because all you can really do is sit back, relax and let the pilot do his or her job until you reach your destination.
Heart attacks don’t always happen the way you see in movies with “out-of-the-blue chest pain and a dramatic collapse, with only overweight men being affected.” In fact, there are those who blame the movies for missing the warning signs of a heart attack. And there is research supporting the finding that 4 in 10 people “believe the symptoms and treatment of heart disease we see on the big screen.” This belief “could be fatal if it causes them to miss the warning signs in themselves or others.”
Aspirin is probably one of the safest, most used, and well-known painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications around. Most of us grew up with it in the family medicine cabinet.
We are quickly approaching the new year. So, many of us may be trying to schedule last-minute doctor’s appointments in order to get a routine physical, hoping we can enter 2019 with a clean bill of health.
During November of 2017, Robin Leach, renowned journalist and host of the hit TV show “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” suffered a “mini stroke” while vacationing in Mexico. He was taken to a Las Vegas hospital, where he was put on a ventilator in the intensive care unit.
As you age, stiffening of the joints is not the only thing you have to worry about. You also have to be concerned about stiffening of the arteries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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