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5 Keys to a Healthy Heart

Did you know that your heart is made up almost entirely of muscle and it’s strong enough to lift approximately 3,000 pounds? Whoa! Talk about having heart; that’s one strong little organ! Every year your heart beats about 35 million times, and throughout the course of an average lifetime this small muscle will beat about 2.5 billion [...]

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Why Exercise is Good for the Heart

A sedentary lifestyle is one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease, but fortunately it is one you can control. According to the American Heart Association, exercising for as little as 30 minutes each day will drastically reduce your risk for heart disease. During exercise sessions, it is recommended that you work at a [...]

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Heart Disease Overview

Heart disease is a broad term that encompasses several heart and cardiovascular diseases or conditions. These can include coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, heart attacks, congenital heart disease, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, and cardiac arrest. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., so it’s important to be aware of these [...]

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