New studies show that the amount of time you spend not moving at all has been linked to a higher risk of death from heart problems or from any cause. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health report the risk of death from any cause increased by 11 percent for each hour a day of reported TV watching or total inactivity. For death by heart problems, the risk increased … [Read more...] about To decrease heart risk, move around while watching television
Chalk up another victory for Mom's "apple a day" advice. While medical researchers spend their lives making discoveries that will improve our health, sometimes they discover that good food can be great medicine. When it comes to apples, the good news gets better all the time. Apples can preserve memory and help to prevent asthma, cancer, diabetes, and heart … [Read more...] about Eating apples protects your memory, heart, and more
Today's world can be a stressful place, so much so that it can make both blood pressure and cholesterol levels rise. A number of studies show that owning a cat can help to prevent cardiovascular disease. Now, new evidence reported at the annual meeting of the American Stroke Association suggests that cat owners also have a lower risk of suffering a stroke. The … [Read more...] about Cat owners get fewer heart attacks and strokes?