Kay From North Carolina Writes:
I recently had some testing done and my doctor says that I have a major blockage in one of my arteries that he is concerned about. He said eat a “heart-healthy” diet. What does that mean? Are there certain foods and choices that I can make that will help this condition?
Justin from Colorado Writes:
Weight gain has been my hurdle for the last year. For some reason I seem to gain weight even though I am living a healthy lifestyle. My energy levels have dropped, I don’t sleep that well, and I have developed the spare tire that everyone keeps talking about. I am only 36, what do you think could be the issue?
Strokes are growing by leaps and bounds in our country today. It is becoming one of the leading causes of death in adults over the age of 65. We must do something. The great news is that so much of our lifestyle is a supporting factor to increasing our overall health. Here are some of the top tips for stroke prevention in the latest research.
1.Hold The Salt
High blood pressure is one of the top reasons for a stroke. Excessively high sodium levels are one of the reasons for the increase in blood pressure. Aim for now more than 2400mg of sodium per day and 1500mg if you had any heart issues.
2.Control Blood Pressure
One of the leading ways is with exercise. The research says 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week. Walking is a great start.