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.
By now, we’ve all heard how sitting for prolonged periods of time is nearly as bad for you as smoking—but what are you supposed to do if your job requires long hours at a desk? Spending a large chunk of your day at work may be unavoidable, but luckily, there are small changes you can incorporate to make your job more heart healthy.
Here are six heart healthy work tips to try out this week.
Topics: heart health
Chances are, you’ve seen the commercials or heard the widely distributed advice: Take an aspirin daily to reduce your risk of heart disease. But is aspirin really as beneficial for heart health as popular opinion would have you believe? To investigate this claim, let’s look at how aspirin works in your body and discuss who should be taking it—and who shouldn’t.
We all know volunteering can help our emotional well-being, but it turns out that doing good in your community could actually be doing even more good for your heart health.
A recent study from researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that people who volunteered were more likely to be in better physical health and take better care of themselves. Regular volunteers were less likely to have high blood pressure and reported higher levels of physical activity and psychological well-being. Volunteers were also significantly more likely to seek out preventative healtcare services, making them 47 percent more likely to get cholesterol checks and 30 percent more likely to get a flu shot than people who didn’t volunteer.