What effect does coffee have on your heart? A few studies provide ample reason to start the day with a cup of Joe. As one of the world’s most popular drinks, coffee has been studied a LOT and with varying conclusions. In fact, it’s gone from being on the World Health Organization’s list of possible carcinogens in 1991, to being removed and subsequently hailed as a “healthy beverage” in 2016.
Although no one can predict the exact time when a stroke will strike, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk or prevent one. Certain things — like age and family history of stroke — you can’t do much about, but when an underlying medical condition puts you at risk, you may be able to do something about it.
Making a few changes to your lifestyle can help you maintain your blood pressure within a healthy range, but not keeping it under control can be life threatening. Most people diagnosed with high blood pressure should stay below 130/80 mm Hg, but be sure to talk to your doctor to help determine your personal target blood pressure.
Make the most of your next health appointment by taking a few minutes to write down important items that can be helpful to you and your doctor. By creating a list and preparing beforehand, you can make informed decisions about your health and treatment. Here are a few tips and reminders to help your next doctor visit be more productive.
These 10 superfoods are not only good for your heart, they’re highly nutritious foods that can help prevent chronic disease and obesity. By eating a healthy diet, you can reduce your risk of health issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
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