Health Tips 

8 surprising heart disease risks

It’s well-known that fatty foods, smoking and inactivity are risk factors for heart disease. But new research has revealed some other risks that may surprise you. Unusual risk factors We all know that fatty foods, smoking and lack of exercise can contribute to cardiovascular disease. But the well-known risk factors aren’t the only risk factors. Experts are constantly on the lookout for new clues about what can trigger cardiovascular problems. These latest studies may surprise you. Blood type A, B or AB Know your blood type? According to the Harvard…

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Exercise 

4 ways yoga is good for your heart

Yoga is a great way to stay fit, but new research suggests that regular practice can offer you much more than toned arms and abs. Here’s how hitting the mat can help improve your heart health. 1. Yoga helps beat stress When you encounter a stressful situation, the brain releases adrenaline into your system to help you either fight or flee the threat. This causes your heart to beat faster and your blood pressure increases.  While this response can help you protect yourself when facing a threat, living in a…

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Exercise 

The 6 best exercises for heart health

Circuit training Any movement is better than sitting still when it comes to improving your heart health, but one of the best types of exercises to increase your cardiovascular fitness is circuit training, says Brendan J. Fox, a Toronto-based health and fitness expert. “When you work out at a very high intensity the blood starts to pump a lot harder and that challenges the elasticity of the arterial wall,” explains Fox. “It sort of stretches the arteries and improves the elasticity for better cardiovascular fitness.”  Opting for minimal rest periods, and alternating…

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Exercise 

11 Exercises for Lower Back Pain Relief

Why Does My Lower Back Hurt? You feel it each time you bend over or stand up. It’s that groan-inspiring ache that shoots through your lower back and never seems to fully go away. Sometimes called lumbago or spondylosis, low back pain is one of the most common forms of chronic pain among adults. Maybe you’ve been resting, hoping the back pain just needs time to heal. But most doctors now encourage low back pain sufferers to get active and move their backs and related muscles as a better pain relief treatment. Movement can help relieve…

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Cures & Research 

Cellulite causes, symptoms, treatment & removal

What is cellulite? Cellulite is the dimpled appearance of the skin that some people have on their hips, thighs, and buttocks. Cellulite is much more common in women than in men because of differences in the way fat cells, muscle, and connective tissue are distributed in men’s and women’s skin. Fat deposits that push and distort the connective tissues beneath skin cause the appearance of lumpiness, leading to the characteristic “cottage cheese” changes in the appearance of the skin. Physicians refer to cellulite as edematous fibrosclerotic panniculopathy (EFP). Cellulite is unrelated…

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Nutrition 

Best Tips On Diet To Stay Healthy & Young

Tip No. 1: Drink Plenty of Water or Other Calorie-Free Beverages. Drink a glass of water before you dive in to a calorie-laden snack. Sometimes thirst can be confused with hunger, so if you drink water first you may feel less hungry. Herbal tea (unsweetened) and flavored sparking water are good options if you’re craving more than plain water. Tip No. 2: Be Choosy About Nighttime Snacks. After dinner is the most common time to indulge in mindless eating. Sitting in front of the TV, you don’t pay attention to…

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Diseases 

Obesity causes, symptoms, trratments and details

Obesity facts Obesity means having excess body fat. Adults 35 years of age and older with a BMI greater than 30 are obese. Obesity is not just a cosmetic consideration. It is a chronic medical disease that can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, gallstones, and other chronic illnesses. Obesity is a risk factor for a number of cancers. Obesity is difficult to treat and has a high relapse rate. Most people who lose weight regain the weight within five years. Even though medications and diets can help, the treatment of obesity cannot be a short-term “fix” but…

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Cures & Research 

Causes of High Blood Pressure

What causes high blood pressure? Blood pressure is the measure of the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. The heart pumps blood into blood vessels, which carry the blood throughout the body. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is dangerous because it makes the heart work harder to pump blood out to the body and contributes to hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, to stroke, kidney disease, and to heart failure. What Is “Normal” Blood Pressure? A blood pressure reading is written like this: 120/80. It’s read as “120 over 80.” The top number is called the systolic, and bottom number is…

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Cures & Research 

What’s to know about high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is also known as hypertension. Blood pressure is the amount of force exerted against the walls of the arteries as blood flows through them. In the United States, approximately 85 million people have high blood pressure – about 1 in every 3 adults over 20, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that about two-thirds of people over the age of 65 in the U.S. have high blood pressure. If left untreated or uncontrolled, high blood pressure can cause many health problems. These conditions…

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Mental Health 

Antidepressants

Antidepressants are a type of medicine used to treat depression. They’re sometimes prescribed for other health problems such as chronic pain, and for other mental health conditions such as anxiety or obsessive compulsive disorder. There are different types of antidepressant medicines, but the type most commonly prescribed is called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). How do antidepressants work to treat depression? Antidepressants work gradually over time to treat depression. Doctors don’t fully understand how they work yet, but they know they increase the amount of certain chemicals in your brain called neurotransmitters. Different…

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