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It’s Valentine’s Day, so keep your heart healthy

It’s that time of year when we start seeing storefronts packed with images of cupid, and restaurants increase their prices with “special menu sets” to take advantage of that international celebration of love – St. Valentine’s Day. Of course, the most common symbol of love is a big red heart. So if you don’t have […]

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The benefits of walking and how to do more of it

Since the dawn of mankind, people have walked. It is one of the easiest, most natural things you can do – yet with cars, buses, trains and escalators easily available, modern technology has made it a less favorable option for getting around. And because of this, people walk much less often today, perhaps less than […]

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Here’s why you should drink more wine

It sounds unlikely – a recommendation on a health and fitness blog to drink more wine. But there’s truth in it, at least in part. Most of us have heard various wives’ tales about the health benefits of red wine, but we tend to pay them little attention. The science backs up the claims, though: […]

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Under-10s fitness for healthy hearts!

Toddlers as young as two, with unhealthy profiles, could have greater risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) when they’re older. So says a large-scale European study which recommends activity guidelines for the under-9s. This latest research adds to the already worrying trend that obesity in children is on the rise and that many youngsters are simply […]

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Hatha and the heart

Hatha Yoga, with it’s mindfulness, breathing techniques and gentle relaxation, is the perfect exercise for helping the heart, both physically and emotionally. With cardiovascular disease being such a big killer, the need to reduce any risks to the heart is essential. While Hatha has the reputation for being somewhat soft and serene, it can have […]

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