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The Pros and Cons of Taking a Fish Oil Supplement

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, May 04, 2017

A fish oil supplement is often recommended to people who don’t eat much fish in their daily diet, but still want the heart and vascular benefits of omega-3s. It might seem like an easy solution to just add an extra pill to your vitamin routine, but you might not always be getting the benefits you expected. While you should always speak to your doctor before adding a supplement to your diet, we’ve compiled a quick list of pros and cons to help you decide if a fish oil supplement is the right choice for you.

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Topics: heart disease, heart health, heart attack, fish oil supplements

Heartburn or Heart Attack: How to Tell the Difference

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Feb 14, 2017

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Topics: heart attack, Heartburn

How to Recognize Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Heart disease is the most fatal disease in the United States for both men and women, claiming over 800,000 lives each year. More women die from heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.

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Topics: heart disease, healthy eating, women's heart health, heart attack

Four Ancient Grains to Add to Your Diet

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Wed, Mar 12, 2014

When you consider adding more healthy grains to your diet, your mind likely goes to staples like wheat or rice. Despite there being 19 different types of whole grains, most Americans only regularly eat just a few. If you’re looking to shake up your heart healthy grain eating routine, consider trying these four ancient grains for more variety and health benefits.

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Topics: healthy eating, high blood pressure, heart attack, healthy grains

When is the Best Time to Exercise? - Part 1

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Oct 17, 2013

It is a well-known fact that exercise is an effective way to achieve good health. If you want to get the most out of your exercise program, it is essential that you choose the right time of the day to exercise. In our three-part “When is the Best Time to Exercise” series, we will look into the pros and cons of exercising in the morning, afternoon, and at night:

Morning Exercise

Pros

  • Gives your metabolism a good start and helps your body burn a greater amount of calories throughout the day.
  • Depleted glycogen stores force your body to burn more fat.
  • Produces endorphins that stimulate your body and helps you start your day with a positive attitude.
  • Minimizes distractions and enables you to exercise with greater consistency.
  • Forces you to get up a little earlier and promotes a healthy lifestyle.
  • Improves your energy levels throughout the day.
  • Enhances your mental sharpness.
  • Allows you to exercise without being affected by the afternoon heat.
  • If you prefer to exercise in the gym, you do not have to wait to get on the exercise machines.

Cons

  • Raises the risk of injuries by forcing you to exercise with cold, stiff muscles.
  • Forces you to exercise with energy levels that are less than optimal.
  • If you exercise before eating, your muscles will be used as a source of fuel.
  • May make some people more susceptible to heart attack.
  • Those who are not “morning people” may find it difficult to adopt the habit of exercising in the morning.

In our next post, we will talk about the pros and cons of exercising in the afternoon. 

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Topics: heart health, exercise, healthy life, heart attack

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