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Understanding Cardiology and Heart Disease

Posted by healtheo360 on Feb 14, 2017 4:51:38 PM

Understanding Cardiology and Heart Disease: Cardiology is a field of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the heart and blood vessels. Common cardiovascular conditions include coronary artery disease, heart attack, heart failure, and more.

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Week 14th – 20th

Posted by healtheo360 on Feb 15, 2016 12:07:00 PM

Did you know that every year 935,000 Americans have a coronary event? Cardiac rehabilitation week is intended to bring about awareness concerning the importance of cardiac rehabilitation and its ability to reduce the possible overwhelming effects of heart disease.

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How to Stay Heart Healthy: National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

Posted by healtheo360 on Feb 13, 2015 1:26:08 PM

National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week is from February 9th- 15th for this year. This week focuses on cardiac rehabilitation’s contribution to improving the health and physical performance of people at risk for heart disease as well as those who have been diagnosed with heart disease or dysfunction. Special events are held in hospitals, exercise facilities, and outpatient rehabilitation centers throughout the country. Here are some tips to stay heart healthy on an everyday basis:

Heart Healthy Tip 1: No Smoking

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7 Winter Workouts You Can Do Indoors

Posted by healtheo360 on Oct 14, 2014 4:15:41 AM

Winter is coming. Unlike scenes from Game Of Thrones, it’s not the undead ice-army that zaps our enthusiasm for working out, it’s the cold weather.  With little or no equipment, these indoor workouts can be done  at home or at your office desk. All you need is your own body weight. If you do have equipment like dumbbells or elastic bands, you can increase your workout by ten. If you would like to maintain your workout schedule with some quick, indoor exercises, read on.

Here Are 7 Winter Workouts You Can Do Indoors

Cleaning - tidying up around the house is hard work, especially if you have you're caring for a loved one. Guess what, it counts as a form of working out. So If you spend time at home and happen to be looking for a workout but are worried about time, you can kill two birds with one stone. From vacuuming to mopping, cleaning can be very physical. You're getting your cardio, burning calories. A nice clean house is also a great plus. Nice job.

Lunges can be done two ways— stepping in place or by stepping forward back and forth in a hallway. This activity works out muscle in your legs improving balance and gait.

High-Knees - Unlike running in place (which is also good), high-knees levels-up your workout to get your heart pumping like a walk or a jog would. Alternatively, you can walk up and down your stairs if you have any. Remember to hold on to the rails for balance if you need to.

Dumbbells - you can use these in the comfort of your living room. Combining them with squats makes for a super workout that targets your quadriceps (quads), the large muscle in front of your thighs.

Pushups are great for upper-body conditioning that you can do indoors. The action uses muscles in your chest, front of your shoulders and back of your arms. Done regularly, push ups will strengthen, tone and build these major muscles. It does also strengthen your core muscles (muscles around your midsection) which can improve your posture too.
Stretching is awesome! It’s not a form of exercise per-se, but it does wonders for your body. Though some more research is still being done benefits include improving athletic performance in some activities and decreasing the risk of activity-based injuries.

Stretching is awesome! It’s not a form of exercise per-se, but it does wonders for your body. Though some more research is still being done benefits include improving athletic performance in some activities and decreasing the risk of activity-based injuries.

Fit parent workout - If you're a parent, you can work out with your toddler. Not only are you focusing on your health, you're also teaching your child the importance of exercise. Check out the sample workout circuit below:

 

For a complete workout, there are few things to consider. You do not have to do all of them to get a good workout, but I stress having balance in your workout plan. What this means is that you want to focus on your arms and legs, chest and shoulders with some form of resistance training. While you're at it you want to focus on your abdominal area as well as lower and upper back movement.

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Sleep Apnea Kills: Health Effects of Sleep Apnea

Posted by healtheo360 on Apr 21, 2014 9:36:11 AM

The effects of sleep apnea can leave sufferers tired even after a seemingly long night's sleep. Sleep apnea can also be deadly if undiagnosed or left untreated. 

A sufferer of sleep apnea will experience episodes where they stop breathing when asleep. This cuts off the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain, with life threatening consequences in the long term.

Types of Sleep Apnea

The two main types of sleep apnea are as below, with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) the most common one:

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A Healthy Diet For a Happy Heart

Posted by healtheo360 on Dec 8, 2013 6:05:00 PM

A Healthy Diet For a Strong Heart

A healthy diet has a tremendous affect on all aspects of your well-being, including your heart. In recent studies a Mediterranean diet was concluded to be the best diet to prevent heart disease. According to a study published on the New England Journal of Medicine’s website, a diet rich in fresh fruits and veggies, fish, olive oil, and even a glass of wine will drastically reduce your risks of getting heart disease and could also be a preventative measure.

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Cardiovascular Heart Disease: Causes, Types and Treatments

Posted by healtheo360 on Nov 20, 2013 7:50:27 AM

 

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