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Nap for Better Heart Health

September 24, 2019

Taking breaks pays off. According to new research, people who take a couple of naps per week had better heart health. It makes sense: sleeping is restorative for mind and body, and breaks are an important part of basic health maintenance. Make sure you’re supplying your body with needed nutrients for better, easier sleep with […]

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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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Counting steps has been “a thing” for nearly 20 years—when it first got big step counters were in cereal boxes, pushed in PSAs, and nicer versions flooded sports stores. There was debate—are they more accurate on your hip or ankle, and how much are you cheating wearing them on your wrist or throwing them in […]

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Active or inactive, your heart is working hard and needs support. Feeding your heart the nutrition it needs helps it stay healthy, grow stronger, and work better. But “a heart healthy diet” is a phrase that’s almost overused—sometimes just to say that one thing is less unhealthy than another, ignoring that it’s not actively supportive. […]

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Sleeping in isn’t going to make you lazy, in fact, it just might have the opposite effect. Sleeping when we need to is important for our immune system (and battling inflammation), our brains, our hearts, and our weight. It’s not just about quantity though, it’s about quality (and you might need fewer ZZZ’s if you […]

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