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How To Use The Heart Attack Risk Calculator

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Aug 16, 2018

Wouldn’t it be great if you could pull out your heart risk calculator every time you skipped a workout or ate something unhealthy? It’s not as simple as punching some numbers into your phone, but there is a way to learn the risk your lifestyle presents. It’s by using the heart attack risk calculator.

The calculator assumes you have not had a heart attack or stroke in the past. It’s a tool designed to assist people who have not been diagnosed with heart disease. You can use it to get an understanding of your risk for developing heart disease within the next 10 years. You can use the information as a guide and talk to your doctor about it.

So, let’s take a look at the information you’ll need to provide and where you can find a heart attack risk calculator.

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Topics: healthy life

Cardio Exercises For Seniors

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Just because you’re getting a little older, it doesn’t mean you have to stop moving. Physical activity is critical to taking care of your heart as an older adult. And there are plenty of cardio exercises for seniors you can try.

Many studies already illustrate the benefits of cardio exercises for seniors. In fact, even low levels of exercise can reduce cardiovascular risk in seniors. Older adults who are moderately inactive can cut their risk for heart disease by nearly 15 percent.

The types of exercise you do don’t matter as much as finding something you like and just doing it. Even 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise, five days a week, can make a difference. So, let’s take a look at some of the cardio exercises for seniors that may benefit you.

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How To Avoid The Keto Flu

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Aug 09, 2018

 

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Topics: eat healthy, diet

The Best Exercises for Diabetics Type 1

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Aug 07, 2018

If you have type 1 diabetes, your body doesn’t produce enough insulin to handle the glucose in your system. Glucose is a sugar that your body uses for instant energy, but in order for that to happen, you have to have insulin. Exercise helps control insulin, but you might be wondering what the best exercises for diabetics type 1 are.

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This High Cholesterol Foods List Is Full of Things to Avoid

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Heart health and high cholesterol levels go hand in hand. High cholesterol leads to cardiovascular disease. But keeping a list of high cholesterol foods handy can help keep your cholesterol levels under control.

An easy way to pinpoint foods that will be high in cholesterol is to find the ones that are high in saturated fat and trans fats. Saturated fat can increase your levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol. This can cause blockages to form in your heart’s arteries. The role of saturated fat in heart disease is currently under debate. For that reason, most nutrition experts recommend limiting saturated fat to 7 grams a day (or less).

The FDA banned trans fats, or partially hydrogenated oils from the U.S. food supply because they have no nutritional value. Trans fats increase LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels while reducing levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Your total cholesterol is one of the vital pieces of information inputted into the heart risk calculator.

If you’d like to try limit these foods in your diet, here’s a high cholesterol foods list you can take with you on your next shopping trip.

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Topics: heart disease, healthy life, eat healthy

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