Best Exercises For Cardiovascular Health

YogaModerate exercise can improve your strength, flexibility, endurance and cardiovascular health. Even though any amount of exercise is beneficial to your health, experts recommend doing a minimum of 75 minutes of aerobic exercise per week for your heart to reap the rewards. The following exercises improve the way your body uses oxygen and strengthen your heart: Continue reading

Make Heart Health An Everyday Thing

Woman with hands in the shape of a heart One can hardly pick up a frozen dinner, boxed cereal, or any prepackaged food and not notice the “Heart Healthy” label splashed all over the item. Relying on these marketing ploys alone will likely NOT provide much that is truly heart healthy.

You don’t have to scrupulously count calories or become obsessive about your diet to lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. Here are 5  practical ways to make heart health an everyday thing.

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Can I Reverse Heart Attack Damage?

Having a heart attackWorking closely with your doctor at The Bethencourt Group in Long Beach, CA and making lifestyle changes can greatly improve your heart health after a heart attack.  Experimental research and clinical studies believe it may even be possible to reverse the damage done by a heart attack. This was not thought possible at one time, but recent discoveries and new procedures can strengthen a once weakened heart.

We will look at what you can do to help strengthen your heart, and what may be coming soon for reversing heart damage.

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How To Prevent Sudden Heart Death In Young Athletes

Kids playing sportsA young athlete participating in organized sports or heavy exercise dies from sudden cardiac arrest every 3 days in the United States. Put another way, that is less than about 100 young athletes per year.

No matter how you consider these statistics, it’s devastating if it’s your child. The media will often cover these sad stories because they are so, seemingly, rare. No doubt you have read about these tragedies and  wonder why they happen.

Let’s review the causes of sudden heart death in young athletes, and how they can be prevented in Los Angeles, CA. 

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February is American Heart Month

February Health MonthEach day, nearly 2,300 Americans die due to complications of cardiovascular disease. Globally, this number of deaths can reach more than 18 million annually, and continues to increase year over year. As a federally designated month in the United States, American Heart Month helps to shine a light on preventative health measures everyone can take to decrease this number. With heart disease as the leading cause of death for both men and women, it’s important to take even the smallest of steps to make a large impact. 

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