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Your desk job could be downgrading your health

You expect heavy drinkers, smokers and meat-eaters to be more likely to suffer from a heart attack. But, why do people who exercise every day, are vegetarian and non-smokers keep suffering from heart attacks? Sitting on your butt all day at your desk job may be a huge contributor to the rise in diabetes and heart disease. Ronesh Sinha, an internal medicine physician for Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Medical Foundation,

Steps Towards a Sugar-Free Diet – Infographic

It is common knowledge that the consumption of large amounts of sugar is detrimental to our health, and most of us will be aware of the type of foods and drinks that are laden with sugar content. What tends to fall under the radar, though, is that numerous food and drink items which are branded as healthy are, in fact, rife with sneaky sugar. That could partly explain why the

High blood pressure: The criteria which reveal if YOU should be treated with medicine

The condition, also known as hypertension can be treated by altering lifestyle factors – such as cutting down on salt in diet and exercising. However, high blood pressure can also be treated with medication. There are a number of reasons a doctor might prescribe medication for a patient with high blood pressure. NICE guidance said: “Your doctor should offer you drug treatment if your blood pressure is considered to be

5 things you should know before exercising

Are you determined to start exercising again, but worried about the risks? The French Federation of Cardiologists has issued recommendations for people of all ages and all levels of fitness that shed light on some common myths about getting back to an exercise regimen. Before resuming a sport, you should have a medical check-up and an effort test. True. Preferably you should get a comprehensive check-up before resuming sporting activity.

Sleepless Nights Could Pose Heart Risk Dangers

WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Getting less than six hours of sleep a night may double the odds of dying from heart disease or stroke for people who already have risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, new research suggests. Known as metabolic syndrome, this cluster of risk factors can include high blood pressure, high levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, high blood sugar, obesity, high levels of blood

6 Ways Your Body asks for Help

Regret is an awful feeling. You may hear it often in hospital corridors. When patients—or their families—mention tell tale signs they ignored. Often these intensify into huge health challenges. Sometimes it’s too late to regain any health at all. We all know hindsight has 20/20 vision. But what if we can look ahead with less blurry eyesight? You’ll be surprized how much you can tell about your body’s overall condition