What is Hypertension?

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Hypertension (or high blood pressure) is increasingly common in our world. For instance, in the U.S. alone, nearly one in every three adults has it. That’s a pretty startling number. And of all hypertension cases, about 30% may be attributed to obesity. Thankfully, it is manageable. And some simple lifestyle changes can help immensely. Whether you’re looking to manage existing …

What’s Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk Level? Cardiogram Will Tell You

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Among adults with Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM), cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death.1 In fact, over 75% of adults with diabetes die from heart disease, compared to 33% in the general population. While these are alarming statistics, we’re here to share the good news: T2DM is treatable, and complications can be avoided! The key is catching it …

Is Vitamin D Connected to Heart Health?

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While vitamin D has long been known for its bone strengthening abilities, it’s also been studied for its contribution to cardiovascular wellness. However, there are opposing views when it comes to the role vitamin D plays in heart health. While it has been found to be beneficial for certain conditions, such as heart failure, it may not be as effective …

How Sleep Affects Your Heart Health

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For something we’ve done since the day we were born, sleep sure can be complicated. While some do enjoy regular nights of deliciously deep sleep, many of us find ourselves struggling with it at some point in our lives.  In fact, in Philips’ 2020 Global Sleep Study, it was found that 51% of adults worldwide are unsatisfied with their sleep. …

What Types of Movement Improve Cardiovascular Fitness?

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With physical movement being one of the best ways to improve cardiovascular fitness, the question of “Which type of workout routine is best?” often comes up. Especially during the heart health journey. The answer to which is simple, and hopefully exciting: All forms of physical activity are equally beneficial for your heart, so long as you get your heart pumping hard …

Is Stress Stressing Your Heart?

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Stress on the HeartBy now, it’s widely known that stress negatively impacts almost every area of our lives. So it’s of no surprise that it’s effects on our hearts are equally far reaching.1 While stress plays an important role of heightening our senses to escape from immediate threat and danger, in our modern world, it’s most often displaced. If you find …

Cardiogram 4.1.5 on Wear OS: Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 support, Wear OS 3 compatibility, on-watch heart rate chart, and more

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Last week, Cardiogram released a complete redesign of our Wear OS app, with full support for Google’s new Wear OS 3 update.What’s Wear OS 3?Wear OS 3 is Google’s most significant update to their Wear OS system in nearly 3 years. The new operating system is initially available on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 only, which started shipping on August …

BMI: Limitations and Uses

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What is BMI? Body mass index (BMI) is an indicator of body fat and is used to screen for weight categories which may lead to increased risk of health problems. It is easy to calculate, only taking in a person’s weight and height. You can use a BMI calculator like this one to determine your BMI. Limitations of BMI Although …

Hypertension: Prevention and Resources

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What are symptoms of hypertension?Mild hypertension doesn’t usually have symptoms. Checking your blood pressure periodically, whether at home or during a doctor’s appointment, can lead to early detection. Hypertension can be caused by kidney disease, sleep apnea, and diabetes. If you experience any of these conditions. consider checking your blood pressure more regularly. If you have severe hypertension, you may experience …

Heart Rate Recovery: Why It’s Important and How to Track It

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Cardiogram added heart rate recovery (HRR) as a new stat to help you track cardiovascular health improvements and uncover signs of medical conditions. Read on to understand what HRR is, how to use Cardiogram to track it, and what it means for your health.What is HRR?Heart rate recovery is how much your heart rate drops after you stop exercising. The …