HEART HEALTH NEWS
Regular cardiovascular exercise can help people with normal blood pressure maintain healthy blood pressure levels, allowing our heart to pump more efficiently and protecting our blood vessels. The good news is: you don’t need to spend a lot of money to reap the benefits of a great workout.
As diabetes is becoming more prevalent in our communities, culturally, there is a concern that adults are treating their diagnoses as a condition that can be managed with medication, not as a disease that can cause long-term damage if left untreated.
The evidence has been mounting for years; there are ties between your mental health and your heart health. “PTSD and anxiety have a negative remodeling effect on the brain that affects the body,” says Dr. Connor Healey, a board-certified cardiologist with Capital Cardiology Associates.
Two studies regarding memory loss in seniors indicate that instead of being a sign of simply aging, short-term memory loss could be a symptom of the effects of hypertension or high blood pressure.
“I’m trying to teach people about vascular health and vascular disease and how this impacts all of us as we get older,” said Dr. Manish Mehta. In 2004, Dr. Mehta founded the Center for Vascular Awareness (CVA), a non-profit organization. Today, he’s reached over 3,000 area high schoolers on V-Healthy Day.
Heart healthy tips for dinning out or meal planning. What is a superfood and what makes them “super?” Plus, how can home cooks please picky eaters? We ask our nutrition expert!