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Make no bones about it—to be your healthiest, fittest and looking and feeling your best you need to exercise—in some form or fashion. What you are training for will to a large degree determine your exercise program.  Every program no matter the goal or sport must have an element of strength training and metabolic conditioning…. Continue Reading »

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How to Incorporate Meditation into Your Life – Part Two

In part one of this two-part series we discussed the proven benefits of meditation to a healthy heart. We established that frequent meditative practices, particularly Transcendental Meditation or TM, can help to lower your blood pressure, reduce anxiety, and reduce potentially-harmful stress hormones such as cortisol.

How to Incorporate Meditation into Your Life – Part One

In this two-part series we are going to explore the proven benefits of meditation in the treatment of heart disease in women; and how you can easily apply these methods to your own life so you can maintain a healthy heart.

Exercise For Cardiac Patients

In Exercise Reduces Heart Disease  we discussed the importance of regular exercise for women with heart issues. Unfortunately, there are various barriers to women actually participating in exercise after suffering a cardiac event, several of which were explored in Exercise Reduces Heart Disease.

Female Heart Attack Symptoms

Heart_Attack_womanIt is important to understand that female heart attack symptoms can be different from those experienced by men as not all women experience crushing chest pain going down the left side of the arm. Identifying the symptoms of an impending cardiac event, which can display up to one month in advance, is crucial in lessening or even preventing complications.

Heart Attacks During Winter Months

As the excitement of the holidays fade and the novelty of winter weather wears off it’s easy to slip into the winter blues.  Overindulgence and social gatherings soon become distant memories save for the extra pounds, while the reality of short days and the stresses of the “daily grind” return.

Coenzyme Q10 Important for Your Heart Health

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10 or Q10) is important for your heart health.  It is a catalyst that creates energy on a cellular level and is essential to produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate). ATP is like our battery of life and is produced in the mitochondria of cells. CoQ10 is needed for mitochondrial ATP synthesis. Ubiquinone and ubiquinol are both forms of CoQ10, but ubiquinone is the form of CoQ10 that commonly is found in stores. Ubiquinone is in the oxidative form and, when taken, it’s converted into the reduced form of CoQ10 called ubiquinol. CoQ10 also works as an antioxidant.  Aging is associated with decreased CoQ 10 levels in muscular tissue, for example, your heart.

Exercise-A Daily Habit But How Much Do We Need?

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Stress and Your Energy Bank

Stress is inevitable, you are going to have it, how you deal with it is a matter of choice.  Stress influences our feelings, and how we behave, it also alerts us to danger, this is positive.  On the other hand, too much stress (i.e., chronic and prolonged) can cause mental and physical distress and deplete our energy bank.   In an effort to cope sometimes wrong choices are made (i.e., smoking, drinking, comfort eating or engaging in addictive behaviors) in an effort to relax.  Making the wrong choices combined with chronic stress wreaks havoc on the immune system and inflammatory processes, which has a cascading effect in the body, resulting in illness.