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Exercise May Prevent Dangerous Irregular Heartbeats
An out-of-sync heartbeat can have dangerous health consequences. But exercise may offer a prevention method.
Global Sodium Intake Exceeded Recommendations
Salt is a pantry staple and an ingredient present in many recipes. But too much of the seasoning can lead to high blood pressure and the potential for other serious heart conditions.
Too Much Exercise May Be a Bad Thing
Cardiovascular exercise like running or walking has a number of health benefits. But too much exercise may be unhealthy, especially after a heart attack.
Overdosing on Exercise
Exercise is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle. But for some people, it appears there is such thing as too much exercise.
Righting a Wrong Heartbeat With Weight Loss
The hearts of people with atrial fibrillation beat too fast, which can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening problems. Weight loss might help some patients correct that heartbeat.
Have a Coffee, Hold the Heart Worries
Coffee drinkers take heart. While caffeine has been linked by some to heart troubles, consuming coffee did not appear to trigger an irregular heart rhythm.
Heart Device Is Not a Sports Spoiler
Many people who have implantable defibrillators to treat their irregular heartbeats are advised to take it easy when it comes to sports, but this recommendation may be overly cautious.
Energy Drinks Get Your Heart Pumping
Most people down energy drinks if they want an extra boost. Yet that extra energy boost may translate into small boosts in blood pressure too.
Slimming Down Can Keep Heart Beating Right
Young people that suffer from obesity may think they are healthy enough. But their obesity is putting them at risk for diseases usually found in older people.
Exercise Decreases Atrial Fibrillation Risks
For those with atrial fibrillation, a regular mild exercise program can improve their overall health and well-being. It can also decrease the likelihood of some at-risk populations developing this condition.