Diabetes Heart Disease
Getting Started with Physical Activity
Getting Started with Physical Activity A wellness program was started at my neighbor’s office several months ago. A walking program at lunch time was part of the program. My neighbor probably walks slower than most of the people out walking but this was her very first attempt at doing something physical since high school which was 35 years ago. If you are thinking about adding physical activity to your life, but not sure how to...
Controlling Your Blood Pressure is a Life Long Job
Preliminary results from the Hypertension in the Very Elderly Trial (HYVET) indicate that people in their 80s were at lower risk of dying when they were treated with anti-hypertensive medication. “High blood pressure medication has been known to reduce the rate of stroke, but the HYVET study suggests that both incidence of stroke and survival rate were improved.  These data, although, not yet published, confirm our belief that high blood pressure should be treated regardless...
Omega-3s May Reduce Risk of Recurrent Heart Attacks
Omega-3s May Reduce Risk of Recurrent Heart Attacks We’ve heard so much good news about Omega-3s and now there’s even more. We know omega-3 fatty acids are good for heart health. We also know they help fight cancer, depression and age-related mental decline. Now we’re finding that their anti-inflammatory properties inhibit the growth of arterial plaque. “We think that’s why a diet high in omega-3s can reduce the risk of recurrent heart attacks in people...
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