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Blood Pressure

Sleep is important for heart health, according to numerous studies. Looking deeper into why, it looks like poor sleep leads to poor blood pressure. Using monitors to watch both sleep quality and blood pressure over several nights, researchers found a clear connection between poor sleep and a raise in blood pressure—even while you’re sleeping. Take […]

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Our society really values being up and at ‘em go-getters—but is it killing us? Literally yes, according to piles of research. One such study found that stress and poor sleep (which can each cause the other) are big contributors to poor heart health. Being stressed and not sleeping enough contribute to high blood pressure and […]

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A bigger study supports an old conclusion: colder temperatures cause higher blood pressure. Previous smaller/less thorough studies have turned up evidence that turning down the thermostat may be turning your blood pressure up—but new, more thorough research hits it home: for every degree colder it is, blood pressure measurably goes up. The effect is enough […]

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It’s not the shock of looking in the mirror and realizing you aren’t 16 anymore that will get you. New research has linked forehead wrinkles (having two or more) with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Even when controlling for other factors like age, other diseases, smoking, etc., having wrinkles on the forehead […]

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Your heart needs care just like the more visible parts of you. We obsess over skin, weight, hair, and other minor details, but what we can’t see should get special attention, too. Exercise, rest (fighting stress), a healthy antioxidant rich diet, and more help boost heart health. But little habits can build up to better […]

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