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    • 02 MAR 15
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    12 Tips for Better Heart Health

    12 Tips for Better Heart Health

    How do you get a healthier heart, right now? The answer sounds too good to be true: “By simply leading a healthier life,” according to Nieca Goldberg, MD, medical director of New York University’s Women’s Heart Program and author of Dr. Nieca Goldberg’s Complete Guide to Women’s Health. That’s because even small, steady changes in

    • 23 FEB 15
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    Heart Tests: When Do You Need Them

    Heart Tests: When Do You Need Them

    Heart tests can be very helpful in finding out what kind of heart problem you have and what treatment you need. These tests help doctors find out what’s causing new symptoms, such as discomfort in your chest, shortness of breath, or irregular heartbeats. They can also: Check your heart’s electrical system. Check your pacemaker or

    • 08 FEB 15
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    When to Call the Doctor About Heart Disease

    When to Call the Doctor About Heart Disease

    When caring for a person with heart disease, it is important to know which symptoms require a call to the doctor. If you notice any of the symptoms described below in the person you are caring for, call the doctor as soon as possible. In case of an emergency, keep the doctor’s phone number nearby.

    • 25 JAN 15
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    6 New Year’s Resolutions to Boost Heart Health

    6 New Year’s Resolutions to Boost Heart Health

    Take a different approach to your resolutions this year. Instead of setting short-term goals, focus on the long-term. Here’s how you can improve your heart health for years to come. By Chris Iliades, MD | Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, MD Published in Everydayhealth When setting goals for the coming year, think beyond switching up

For a Healthy Heart

  • Eat Healthy

    With all the mixed messages about “good” and “bad” foods in the media, it’s not surprising that many people just give up trying to figure out what they should eat. If you’re confused, you’re not alone.

    Forget the competing headlines — the best way to eat heart healthy is to follow national guidelines from organizations like the American Heart Association. These are established by experts who monitor research, and are not focused on the latest fads and trends. It’s actually much simpler than people realize.

    Ready to step up to a diet rich in the healthy nutrients your heart craves? The experts recommend staring here:

    • Eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fiber.
    • Eat fish at least twice a week.
    • Limit how much saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol you eat. Only 30% of your daily calories should come from fat, with very little of that from saturated fats.
    • Select fat-free, 1% fat, and low-fat dairy products.
    • Cut back on foods containing partially hydrogenated vegetable oils to reduce trans fat in your diet.
    • Limit your salt intake.

    One way to make sure that your diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, and fiber, and low in saturated fats, is to divide your plate at each meal: half vegetables, 1/4 high-quality protein (like legumes — terrific sources of protein and great for a healthy heart!), and 1/4 for fish or a very lean meat.

    And remember, you should get your nutrients from foods themselves, the antioxidants and other heart-healthy goodies found in foods like blueberries, beans, and artichokes don’t pack the same punch when they’re not in food form.

  • Is Your Exercise Routine Really Helping You Have a Healthy Heart?

    It’s easy to get discouraged about exercise: It’s hard to fit into a busy lifestyle. The people at the gym look like they spend hours there. You haven’t run a mile since college. But no excuses — like eating right, getting the exercise your heart needs is easier than it looks.

    If you’re not overweight, all you need to maintain a heart healthy lifestyle is 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five or more times a week. And you don’t have to do it all at once — 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening are just fine.

    Getting that amount of exercise has substantial benefits for your heart, Just how much is hard to quantify, but research shows that being physically inactive is a major risk factor for developing coronary artery disease.

  • Do You Know Your Other Heart Health Risk Factors?

    A heart-healthy lifestyle is about more than just diet and exercise. The single most dangerous thing you can do to your heart is to smoke. Just by itself, cigarette smoking increases your risk of heart disease, but it also worsens other factors that contribute to heart disease:

    • It increases blood pressure
    • It increases the tendency of blood to clot
    • It decreases levels of HDL — the good cholesterol

    If you smoke a pack a day, you have more than twice the risk of a heart attack than someone who doesn’t smoke.