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Getting more exercise from daily activity

Getting More Exercise Out of Daily Activities

Most people thing it is difficult to find time to exercise, but what if it’s easier than you think? What if simple things you do every day could act as mini-workouts? Here are a few examples of daily activities that are actually exercise. Get more from walking. When life seems too busy and you find [...]

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What is a Coronary Artery Bypass?

A lot of life’s problems are things we can fix on our own. If you buy a bum car, you can (gulp) buy a new one. If you spill grape juice on the couch, you can flip the cushion. And family arguments can be resolved with a little compromise and a lot of love. But [...]

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Rehab for your Heart

Rebuild. Restore. Readapt. Redeem. Rejuvenate. Repair. Refresh. Revitalize. What do these words have in common? Ok, obviously they all start with the prefix “re.” But they are all very important parts of yet another “re” word—rehabilitation. The term “rehab” covers a wide scope; there are many different forms of rehab that help patients with a [...]

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Not Keeping the Beat—What Is a Heart Murmur?

A heart murmur is an unordinary sound heard during a heartbeat, which is detectable with a stethoscope. A regular heartbeat can be compared to the steady flow of a stream—constant, smooth and quiet. A heart murmur, however, sounds more like rushing water as it surges and then subsides—it often sounds like whooshing or swishing. The [...]

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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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