Heart Health Fact #28

Heart Health Fact #28 Your heart pumps 1 million barrels of blood in an average lifetime. That’s enough blood to fill more than 1,500 Olympic sized swimming pools! [George Washington University Heart & Vascular Institute]

Heart Health Fact #27

Heart Health Fact #27 Each year 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Knowing the warning signs increase your chances of survival. [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]

Heart Health Fact #26

Heart Health Fact #26 Studies have found yoga is effective in slowing down your heart rate, which can help lower your blood pressure. [American Heart Association]

Heart Health Fact #25

Heart Health Fact #25 The heart as always been a source of mystery. The Greeks thought it housed the spirit, the Chinese thought it was the center of happiness and the Egyptians pegged it as the source of intellect and emotion. [Encyclopedia Britannica]

USE YOUR DIET TO LOWER CHOLESTEROL

Many people can lower cholesterol levels simply by changing what they eat. For example, if you are a fan of cheeseburgers, eating less meat (and leaner cuts) and more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains can lower your total cholesterol by 25% or more. Cutting back on saturated fat (found in meat and dairy products) and… Read more »

Heart Health Fact #24

Heart Health Fact #24 It seems you really can die of a broken heart. Studies suggest sad news or events may increase the risk of heart attacks. [American Heart Association]