Defeating heart disease in 4 easy steps

defeatheartdisease.jpgThis article summarizes in 4 steps which we can take right now to start the process of defeating heart disease.  Continue reading

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Heart disease (Coronary Artery Disease)

heartdisease.jpgHeart disease is a condition characterised by the presence of cholesterol-rich plaques in the coronary arteries.

The heart works non-stop, day in and day out, throughout our life span. The heart muscle (myocardium) is constructed with special cells called myocytes which contract and pump blood tirelessly. Continue reading

LIFESTYLE

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“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” Hippocrates

The term “lifestyle” refers to the way we conduct our day-to-day lives. A healthy lifestyle includes a socially active environment, adherence to a healthy pattern of food and beverage consumption, and requisite physical activity with adequate rest, sleep and relaxation. A healthy lifestyle promotes a healthy body weight, and also helps control and prevent hypertension, diabetes and heart disease.  Continue reading