Tuesday 23 Sep 2014

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SimpleScience@Heart: Sweating during workouts may help reduce stroke risk

Breaking a sweat during your workouts may reduce your risk of stroke. Researchers found that people who exercised intensely enough to sweat at least four times per week were 20 percent less likely to have a stroke or mini-stroke than …

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SimpleScience@Heart: Getting fit in middle age may reduce your risk of heart failure

Middle aged and out of shape? It’s not too late to get fit — and reduce your risk for heart failure. In a new study, 40-year-olds who improved their

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SimpleScience@Heart: Walking your dog helps your heart

Here’s yet another reason why dogs are man’s best friend: They could help reduce your risk of heart disease. The American Heart Association says owning a pet, especially a

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SimpleScience@Heart: The couch is no place for people with heart defects

If you or your child were born with a heart defect, don’t skip out on physical activities. While some irregular heartbeat conditions may limit what you can do, most

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SimpleScience@Heart: Alternative therapies may help lower your blood pressure

Alternative therapies may help reduce your blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. An expert panel assessed three alternative remedy categories — exercise; behavioral therapies such as meditation;

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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

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SimpleScience@Heart: Walking trumps massage for improving life after stroke

Stroke survivors should consider a regular stroll around their neighborhood instead of routine trips to a masseuse. A new study shows that stroke survivors who walked three times a

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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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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

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SimpleScience@Heart: 6,000 steps a day could keep recurrent strokes away

Stroke survivors who walk 6,000 or more steps a day are less likely to have another vascular event than survivors who walk fewer. Researchers — looking at patients who