High cholesterol increases our risk of heart disease, so it’s important to take steps to reduce it. While genetics can influence cholesterol levels to a degree, simple diet and lifestyle changes can help stop high cholesterol.
Hydration and your heart
Proper hydration is essential for your heart, especially after exercising. Staying well hydrated helps your heart do its job and more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to your muscles. This in turn helps your muscles work more effectively.
What should you eat after a cardiac event?
Nutrition plays a vital role in protecting the health of your heart. It can reduce your risk of having a cardiac event, help you recover from one and reduce your risk of it happening again. Here’s what you should keep in mind.
Nutrition labels: ingredients and other information
A nutrition label contains the nutrition information panel as well as an ingredients list and other claims and information. Here’s a look at other aspects of the label apart from the nutrition panel.
Nutrition labels: how to read them
A nutrition label has many different aspects, and trying to navigate through all the information can be a challenge. Here’s a breakdown of the nutrition information section of the label and what it means.
Nutrition labels: when should you check them?
Nutrition plays a huge part in a person’s overall wellbeing and heart health, but one of the most confusing aspects of nutrition for the consumer is navigating a nutrition label. To start with, when should you check them?
Choosing the right exercise for you
Exercise is one of the best ways to boost your heart health and overall wellbeing, but choosing one to suit your goals and abilities can be daunting. Here are some comparisons of different types of exercise to help you make the best choice for you.
Managing blood pressure – not just about sodium
While salt reduction is a main way to help reduce blood pressure, there are other important nutritional factors to consider when trying to reduce blood pressure through dietary changes.
Are there better exercises for women and men?
In general, the size of a man’s heart is larger than a woman’s. So if you’re looking to take care of your heart health, are there better exercises depending on whether you’re male or female?