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Is Heart Failure as Bad as a Heart Attack?
Do you know the difference between heart attack and heart failure? Because they’re not the same thing. One is much more likely to result in death.   How Important is Your Heart? It’s your body’s second most important organ after the brain. Your heart is responsible not only for love, but it supplies the body with oxygen by pumping blood throughout the body into it’s cells and when your cells ar...
Genetics and Heart Disease
The color of your eyes, your height and sex are all determined by genetics. Genetics is the study of heredity. Obesity, hypertension and diabetes have two things in common. The first is that they’re risk factors for heart disease and the second is that they all have a genetic component. What does ‘genetic component’ mean? Well, basically, if you’re parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents have t...
Fall in Love with Life
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” - Lucille Ball Have you fallen in love with life? Let’s find out. Self-love leads to self-care and that is one of the most important gifts you can give yourself. The freedom to take care of your body, mind and soul like no one else can. Self-care is the key to living a...
Get Smart
  Make Better Choices The things that we choose to do and avoid can greatly affect our health. Lifestyle choices such as choosing to only drink socially, as well as getting educated about things that are essential to our health. A smart choice would be avoiding drugs such as cocaine, heroin, ecstasy (molly) and over eating.     Rest is Important Regardless of their weight, age, height and life...
How You Deal with Stress Could Damage Your Heart
If you're under a lot of stress and you feel as though you might be losing your mind. You wouldn't be completely wrong. Stress has been found to shrink the brain and adversely affect your heart as well.    What is Stress?  Stress is a necessary survival response that our bodies use to assist us with possible danger. It's something that has helped us survive this long as a species, so stress ...