Healthy Heart Aging - Help Your Heart Age Well
Meditate to Lose the Weight
Abdominal, or belly fat is dangerous for your heart and your longevity. Find out if practicing regular mindfulness meditation can help you lose fat in your midsection.
Snacking for Weight Control
Keeping your weight within a healthy range can help you ward off age-related conditions like heart disease, but can snacking between meals help you lose weight? Find out what nutrition researchers are learning about snacking and weight control.
Breastfeeding and Longevity
Breastfeeding has been proven to be beneficial for a baby's health, but does it protect a person in later life against conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity?
What is Cortisol?
Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal gland; while its necessary for our health, chronically-elevated levels can wreak havoc on the cardiovascular system, as well as our immune and metabolic function.
What is Belly Fat?
Researchers warn that belly fat is dangerous for our hearts - but what (and where) exactly is belly fat?
Minimum Exercise for a Longer Life
Standard physical activity recommendations for health are to exercise at a moderate intensity for 30 minutes, 5 times a week. But what amount of exercise really makes a difference to how long you live? Find out the minimum you need to do, to increase your lifespan.
How to Get More Fiber in Your Diet
Dietary fiber has been found to help people live longer by warding off cardiovascular disease and other life-threatening conditions. Find out which foods will give you the fiber boost you need for longevity.
Avoid an In-Flight Emergency
As more and more people travel by air, in-flight emergencies -- especially for patients at risk of a cardiovascular event -- are expected to rise. Find out how you can avoid a health crisis at 30,000 feet.
Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Chocolate and Longevity
Chocolate is enjoying a growing reputation as a heart-healthy food, because of mounting evidence it can help reduce cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke. Find out the top health benefits of cocoa and chocolate, which type is healthiest, as well as how much you should consume and how chocolate has been used as medicine, for centuries.
Can Heart Disease Be Reversed by Diet?
Heart disease can be reversed by changes in diet and lifestyle. Most heart disease is caused by unhealthy eating and activity habits and can be reversed or slowed through making changes.
Hemp Seeds and Health
Hemp seeds have not been studied extensively but may offer benefits to treat or prevent cardiovascular disease, hypertension, inflammation, and even cancers.
Chocolate's Healthy History
Modern research suggests chocolate may benefit heart health, but cocoa enjoys a rich history of use as medicine, in cultures dating back thousands of years. Find out how cocoa and chocolate were used to treat everything from syphilis to digestion.
How Much Dark Chocolate Should I Eat, to Live Longer?
Chocolate has been shown to benefit heart health, reduce blood pressure, and lower cholesterol. But does the amount of chocolate you might eat each day, make a difference to your heart? Find out what "dose" of chocolate is the healthiest.
White Noise and Sound Sleep
Find out how white noise machines may help promote deeper, and longer, sleep as you age.
Ways to Reduce Your Cholesterol
Cholesterol indicates your risk for heart disease and other cardiovascular problems. You can reduce your cholesterol through changes in diet and exercise as well as using medication.
Does Gum Disease Cause Heart Disease?
Find out what new research says about whether gum or periodontal disease can cause cardiovascular disease, and if improving oral health will help prevent heart problems.
Live Long with Heart Disease
A diagnosis of heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or another cardiovascular illness does not have to mean a slow decline in your health. Take this time to improve your lifestyle, control your illness, and have more health and energy than ever before.
Can Cholesterol Be Too Low?
Is low cholesterol too much of a good thing? A study shows that a cholesterol below 150 is linked to and increased chance of getting stomach cancer. No need to panic -- even with the increase, the chance of getting stomach cancer is tiny compared to the chance of having a heart attack or stroke if your cholesterol is too high.
Fiber Intake and Longevity
Research suggests that eating a high-fiber diet, especially with fiber from whole grains, can help you avoid heart disease and live longer.
Alcohol and Longevity
We've heard all about red wine's benefits for longevity, but what about other alcoholic drinks? Can hard liquor, beer, and other drinks keep your heart healthy so you live longer?
How Do I Grind Chia Seeds?
Chia seeds are considered heart-healthy, because of their fiber and omega-3 fatty acid content. They can be consumed whole or ground - how can you grind chia seeds?
Chia Seeds: Ground, or Whole?
Chia seeds are being hailed as a modern-day superfood, thanks to their heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and high fiber content. Do chia seeds need to be ground, to reap their health benefits?
How to Reap the Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
Chia seeds contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, so they can help prevent heart disease. Find out what the health benefits of chia seeds are, and how you can reap the greatest nutrition for your heart, your brain, energy level, skin, and longevity in general.
How to Eat Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are considered a heart-healthy food because of the longevity-boosting fiber and omega-3 fatty acids they contain. But many people struggle with how to work these seeds into their daily meals. Find out different ways to eat chia seeds, in order to reap their health benefits.