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Hydration & Blood Pressure: Does Maintaining Proper Hydration Help Lower Blood Pressure?

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As sunlight grows increasingly prevalent in our days, we know the hot summer months are fast approaching. Of course, with their arrival also comes the need to pay closer attention to our hydration habits. Afterall, proper hydration is crucial for overall health, and moreover, its impact on our heart health is especially significant. While water’s role in maintaining optimal body …

Inflammation’s Impact on Your Cardiovascular System

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Inflammation is a normal part of the body’s immune response. It’s a process by which the body’s immune system fights off infections and repairs damaged tissue. However, when inflammation becomes chronic, it can cause a variety of health problems, including heart disease. Many things can cause inflammation, both internally and externally. Let’s explore what these factors are, and how you …

How Does Sodium Impact Your Heart Health?

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Sodium is an essential mineral that plays a vital role in maintaining fluid balance in the body, transmitting nerve impulses, and supporting muscle function. However, consuming too much sodium can have negative effects on cardiovascular health, including increasing the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Let’s explore the impact sodium has on cardiovascular health, including the effects …

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8 Common Myths About Heart Disease: Let’s Set the Record Straight

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Heart disease is the number one cause of death worldwide in both men and women. In fact, nearly 18 million deaths each year are due to heart disease.1 Despite just how common a health concern it is, many people are still unaware of the facts around heart disease. And unfortunately, this type of misinformation can encourage lifestyles that are more …

The Benefits of a Plant-Based Whole Foods Diet for a Healthy Heart

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When it comes to maintaining a healthy heart, what you eat matters. The foods you choose to eat have a direct impact on your cardiovascular health and are always either helping or harming it.  While there is no one-size-fits-all diet, one thing we know is that a diet that’s primarily made up of plant-based whole foods can help improve overall …

Menstruation & Heart Rate: How Each Phase Can Impact Your Heart

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Most of us are already aware that menstruation refers to the cycle that a woman’s body goes through to prepare itself for pregnancy. But few are aware that this the various phases of each menstrual cycle can impact not only her reproductive system, but also her heart rate. (Because we know that everything in the body is connected, it’s not …

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The Connection Between COVID-19 and Heart Health: What Does Latest Research Have to Say?

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We all know how much the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world. But while many areas of life have returned to a state of relative normalcy, the toll it’s had on other areas, like heart health, continue on.  It’s pretty well known that the respiratory system is one of the primary areas impacted by this particular virus. However, we’re also …

Start Heart Healthy Habits This Spring: Using Cardiogram to Get Motivated and Stay Focused

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We all do our best to commit to life-improving habits at the start of each year.  However, January is arguably the most challenging time to do that. In the height of the cold winter months, it’s not uncommon for us to feel our least motivated. Just like the natural world drops into a stillness, sinking inwards, so do we.  Spring, …

Daylight Saving Time: How it Negatively Impacts Your Heart & How to Protect Yourself

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Each year, on the second Sunday of March, we “spring forward,” setting our clocks one hour ahead. This marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time. While this means longer days with more opportunity for sunshine to look forward to, this time change can also have a negative impact on our hearts.Why does the spring time change impact our hearts?Our circadian …