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.
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.