When you think of physical therapy, you may think it’s something reserved for rehab. While it’s true almost everyone goes to physical therapy after a surgery or an injury, it is used in other ways, too. Most notably, as the baby boomer population ages, more and more older adults are using physical therapy to stay fit and active.
You probably love holiday foods. We get it. In fact, you probably have a list of your favorite holiday foods that you can’t wait to eat each year. But have you ever stopped to think how good they are for your heart?
There are some holiday food traditions that are actually pretty good for our hearts, as long as you don’t overdo it. Sweet potatoes have a lot of potassium, which can help regulate your heartbeat, and cranberry sauce can lower your cholesterol level. There are some holiday foods though, that are heart healthier than others.
So, here’s our list of the top five heart-healthy holiday foods you may want to add to your menu this year.
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.
Your heart is much more than a muscle. Since February is American Heart Month, our team pulled these surprising facts about the human heart. Read on to learn more about the strongest muscle in your body.
Finding time for exercise can be difficult. However, if you want to stay heart healthy, you should try to do at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. But don't worry, if you are unable to do a 30-minute session all at once, you can divide it into two 15-minute sessions or three 10-minute sessions.