4 Reasons to Nap for Your Health

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Ellie Porter Managing Editor | SleepHelp.org ellie@sleephelp.org Naps have a terrible reputation. Taking a midday nap may cause your coworkers to label you as lazy or unmotivated. However, napping for less than an hour may improve your productivity for the rest of the day. People who sleep more are also less likely to report chronic…

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5 Superfoods That Keep Your Heart Pumping for a Long Time

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By Kate superfoods You know what’s terrifying? According to a 2017 report from the American Heart Association, heart disease is responsible for around 800,000 deaths in the United States. Super scary, huh? Heart disease is a serious issue, something not to be taken lightly. Fortunately, nature has provided us with plenty of options to avoid heart…

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6 Foods to Improve Your Heart Health

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by Djohny Alexandre There is no shortcut, your cardiovascular health starts with good food and exercise. Editor’s note: This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat any condition. If you have any health concern, see a licensed healthcare professional in person. — Heart disease is the leading cause…

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Body weight trumps other factors in maintaining low blood pressure

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By: Daniel Allar A 25-year study of young adults transitioning to middle age revealed maintaining a healthy weight was more important in blood pressure control than other common health behaviors. Specifically, participants who kept a body mass index of less than 25 kilograms per square meter were 41 percent less likely to have increasing blood…

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Brain Activity May Predict Stress-Related Cardiovascular Risk

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By Traci Pedersen In the largest brain-imaging study of cardiovascular stress physiology to date, researchers have introduced a brain-based explanation of why stress might impact a person’s heart health. The findings, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, show that as we experience stressful events, our brains produce a distinct pattern of activity…

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