Wednesday 16 Apr 2014

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SimpleScience@Heart: You can walk your way to good heart health

Not much into running? Then just walk — it can lower your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes as much as running can. A new study found if the same amount of energy is used, moderate intensity …

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SimpleScience@Heart: After ER visit for chest pain, trip to heart doctor may save your life

A lot of folks treated for chest pain in emergency rooms don’t follow up with a heart doctor — possibly increasing their chance of dying. That’s the finding in

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SimpleScience@Heart: U.S. adolescents get failing grades for their health

Is your teenager headed for heart problems? Most in the United States may be, based on a new report on diet, exercise and other healthy behaviors: More than 80 percent

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SimpleScience@Heart Almost everyone in the world eats too much salt

No matter where you live, you’re probably eating way more salt than you should. Seventy-five percent of the world’s population eats nearly twice the recommended amount of salt per

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SimpleScience@Heart: Energy drinks may increase blood pressure, disturb heart rhythm

 You may want to rethink downing those energy drinks — they may increase your blood pressure and disturb your heart’s natural rhythm. In a recent study, healthy people who

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SimpleScience@Heart: Heart-healthy behavior reduces cancer, too

Following seven healthy behaviors to prevent heart disease can also help you ward off cancer. For each American Heart Association Life’s Simple 7 steps that you follow, your risk

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SimpleScience@Heart: Green tea, coffee may help lower stroke risk

Green tea and coffee may help lower your risk of having a stroke, especially when both are a regular part of your diet. In a Japanese study, people who

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Ramp Up Your Workout Motivation

 Has your workout become routine and boring?   Lack of motivation seems to be one of the biggest barriers for a lot of people who are exercising and eating

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Healthy Black Bean & Jalapeno Soup For Cold Season

There's been a nationwide outbreak of flu in the past few weeks. Our family has been spared as we all got our flu shots in October, but we

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Heart Healthy Choices & Happiness

Five years ago I got a call from my dad. He didn't want to worry me, but he wanted to let me know that he needed to have