How Does Exercise Affect Cholesterol?

Aside from any prescribed medications, it is pretty well known that diet and exercise are among the most recommended treatments for cholesterol issues. Pretty much everyone knows this, but most people prefer to simply rely on medications to treat high cholesterol. One reason for this might be that it just seems easier to take medications […]

Is Cholesterol Actually Bad For You?

The thing about science is that it’s always evolving. As we learn more about how the human body works, the things we always held as true may change. Recently, in the media, there have been some claims that cholesterol might not be as bad for you as originally thought. Many are taking this to mean […]

Low Impact Heart Healthy Exercises

Cardiovascular exercise is an important part of every heart healthy lifestyle. A good cardio workout gets your blood pumping to all of your extremities, burns fat and calories, and helps release stress relieving endorphins. Most importantly of all, cardiovascular exercise helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Every human body isn’t primed for running a […]

Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that one out of every four deaths is due to heart disease. There are multiple reasons that heart disease is such a problem in America, largely due to the popularity of fast foods and processed foods. As a society, Americans […]

Heart Healthy Lunches on the Go

Many people find lunch time to be the most difficult meal to accommodate the healthiest choices. So many people do working lunches, are busy and unprepared, and otherwise on the go. This usually leads to ordering in and fast food drive-through. This isn’t healthy for anyone, but especially not for people who are living with […]

High Blood Pressure Snacks

Snacking is an important part of any healthy diet. Snacks help keep your blood sugars stabilized, keep you full and satisfied between meals, and help keep your energy levels up. The trick is sticking to healthy snacks instead of the salty and sweet treats from vending machines. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can have a […]

Vegetarian Diet for High Blood Pressure

Living with chronic health conditions can often result in major changes to your diet and lifestyle. These changes are usually for the better; however, as your diet can often affect your condition as much as the medications you take. Finding the right diet for you will require collaboration with your doctors and nutritionists, as every […]

Navigating a Barbecue with High Blood Pressure

Living with certain health conditions, such as high blood pressure, can make navigating certain situations a little more difficult than usual. Family outings and get-togethers, for example barbecues, can become rather nerve racking. How do you navigate a barbecue when you are following a restrictive diet for high blood pressure? Luckily, you can still eat […]

How High Blood Pressure Affects Meal Planning

Living with health conditions such as high blood pressure can affect so many aspects of your life. It can affect your ability to engage in activities as well as severely affect the way you feel on a daily basis. It can also seriously affect the foods that you should eat, as your diet is often […]

Edible Holiday Gifts with Heart Healthy Ingredients

Finding the right holiday gifts for your friends and family can sometimes be a difficult task, especially when you need heart healthy holiday treats. There are just too many people to find the right items for, and you want your gifts to be meaningful without being expensive or difficult. Edible holiday gifts are an excellent […]