Top 5 Benefits of Meditation for Heart Health

Meditation practices can be intimidating for a lot of people. In fact, just stepping foot inside a yoga studio is enough to send some people running for the door.

But, an estimated 1 in 3 American adults dies every year from heart complications, and the simple act of sitting down and focusing for a few moments may help you beat these odds.1

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8 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

Life’s tough. You spend most of it figuring out what it is you need to do just to get through it. And, by the time you’re nearing retirement, your habits are pretty much set in stone. You’ve earned them, right?

But, does it always pay to be stubborn? To stick to your regular patterns? It might not … especially when it comes to heart health. The truth of the matter is, your body is changing – so adjusting your habits to accommodate these changes is a must.

When it comes to caring for your heart, you really want to do everything you can to keep the flow of blood to it constant, to make sure it doesn’t decrease. Diminished blood flow can cause several health issues.
And frankly, nobody wants to have their life interrupted if they can prevent it. By now, you must be wondering if there is anything you can do to up your chances of avoiding heart trouble?

Of course there is.

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Massage: Luxury or Therapy?

Most people only get massages when they want to pamper themselves.

But massages can be a powerful tool for healing your body. It’s been shown to help…

  • Reduce the risk of cardiac arrhythmias and heart attacks
  • Improve mobility and reduce arthritis pain
  • Improve blood flow, lower blood pressure and aid hypertension
  • Inhibit stress hormones, release happy hormones
  • Massage is a good substitute for people who can’t exercise

There have been many studies done on the benefits of massage…

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What To Expect From Your First Massage

Many people have never had a massage. Maybe you’re one of those people!

If you’ve finally decided to try a massage, there are some things you should know to prepare you for your session.

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A Guide To Self-Massage

You’ve decided that massage is for you…that’s great!

But, you don’t have time, energy, or money to go see a therapist.

That’s OK. I can teach you a 15-minute massage routine you can do on yourself…in your own home!

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3 Massage Tools You Already Own

For many people massage is a luxury.

Even those with chronic pain from arthritis, joint damage, or muscle strains often can’t afford to see a therapist.

Well, if you’ve seen my recent post about self-massage, you’ve learned a great routine that only takes 15 minutes and will leave you feeling refreshed and re-energized.

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Sleep: Can It Be a Predictor of Heart Disease?

Sleep…it’s so restful after a long day…until it’s not.

You know the frustration of restless legs, getting up to pee, the constant chatter in your mind.

You may have even resigned yourself to sleeping less and wilt in front of the T.V. until your eyes droop.

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Heart Attack: From a Bystander’s Point of View

There are moments in your life, good and bad, that you will never forget. For me, one of those moments was a phone call from a few months ago.

At 5 am my wife was awakened by her phone ringing.

Before she could even say hello, I could hear someone crying on the other end.

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Could A Printer Save Your Life?

Newer, more modern technology is being developed constantly, it may seem like you just bought the newest version of your phone, only to see an ad for the next generation version.

Phones are one example of upgrades being made everyday, but 2016 has also presented some groundbreaking developments in the world of heart health.

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6 Preventative Heart Tests That Could Save Your Life

For several decades tests made for detecting heart disease were inaccurate and unreliable.

Often the test results would give results like false positives, or may have shown someone who actually suffered from heart disease as being perfectly healthy, despite obvious signs and symptoms.

Previously, the most popular method of detecting a heart problem was taking a stress test, which consisted of running on a treadmill for 45 minutes or as long as you could withstand before a doctor encouraged you to stop.

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