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Category Archives: Exercise

Study Reveals 5-Minute Breathing Exercise to Lower Blood Pressure

August 2, 2021

A study published by the Journal of the American Heart Association shares a 5-minute breathing workout for people to do every day to lower their blood pressure. This information is eyebrow raising because scientists and doctors say that this exercise results in the same – or even better – effects than aerobic exercise or blood pressure medication.

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How Meditation Helps Your Heart

July 15, 2021

Breathe in… Breathe out… Silencing your mind and focusing on your breathing to escape the chaos of the world seems like a great way to take some time for your mental health, and it is! Believe it or not, meditating is good for your heart health too.

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Does Walking Improve Cardiovascular Health?

May 6, 2021

Older couple holding hands and walking together on a path

It may seem like a very basic solution to the number one killer in the United States and many countries around the world. However, walking offers a number of incredible benefits that can help reverse cardiovascular risk and stop further degradation of heart health. Unfortunately, inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle – which has become all too common in American life these days – has only increased the incidence of severity of heart disease. And while many patients with cardiovascular issues embark on significant, drastic diet and exercise programs, they are usually unsustainable and often the underlying issues such as obesity are not resolved – sometimes they’re even worsened.

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Staying Healthy, With Cardiovascular Disease, During The COVID-19 Crisis

April 22, 2020

You have undoubtedly heard that cardiovascular disease represents some of the highest risk of serious complications due to COVID-19. Heart problems, along with age and pulmonary disorders, make this virus far more problematic and deadly. However, please remember that you can modify your risk by following important, commonsense tips from the CDC, our health officials and our office. In this article, we will discuss the best ways to maintain and improve your heart health and general health to minimize your risk of coronavirus complications.

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Exercises to Manage Peripheral Artery Disease Pain

August 8, 2019

Peripheral Artery Disease or PAD is a vascular disease caused by the narrowing of arteries in the extremities of the body including legs, arms and even the head. Most cases of PAD are caused by aging, excess weight and obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and/or smoking. All of these factors can increase the chance of atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque in the arteries, and have adverse effects on circulation. The primary symptom of PAD is pain in the extremities along with weakness, pale skin and even open wounds. Most patients that experience PAD are over the age of 70, although it can also occur in younger patients with significant risk factors for atherosclerosis.

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