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12 Heart-Smart Tips You Haven't Heard

There's More to Heart Health than Diet and Exercise

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  • All these tips are great.
    Mouth care.
    Friendships.
    Mouth hygeine.
    There's so much more to heart health care. - 4/3/2016 7:20:59 AM
  • Heart health is not one-size-fits-all. My cardiologist has me on an extremely high-sodium diet, because my blood volume is too low. It is too much stress on my heart to function normally without the extra salt.

    Those with heart trouble should look into supplementing with Ubiquinol or the cheaper but less effective CoQ10.

    Women need to learn the warning signs for a heart attack, which are different from men. The comedian Rosie O'Donnell has a heart special on HBO she put out last Valentine's Day that describe the symptoms, called "A Heartfelt Standup." Not everybody will be into her comedy, but the symptoms are good to know and have saved many lives already anyway. They are:

    HEPPP: Hot, Exhausted, Pain, Pale, Puke

    If you are a woman at risk for a heart attack and you experience these symptoms, chew an aspirin immediately and go to the emergency room. There is a good chance it will save your life. Please spread the word about these symptoms to as many people as possible, so we are better informed about what a woman's heart attack looks like. It is not the same as the classic signs advertised for men. Many women think they simply have a sudden flu and die as a result. This is preventable. - 2/13/2016 7:45:17 PM
  • No, DO NOT adopt a pet just because it would benefit YOUR health. Adopt a pet because you love animals and wish to take good care of a pet. That's the only good reason. - 2/9/2016 1:19:49 PM
  • "Treat yourself to dark chocolate" . I like that! - 2/9/2016 8:21:55 AM
  • Good article. The one item I didn't see mentioned here that I've seen in other articles is reducing alcohol consumption. - 2/9/2016 7:28:09 AM
  • This makes me love my cats even more. - 10/29/2015 8:28:03 PM
  • NBTRIVEDI
    Very well explained article. Written with simplicity, and the points can be remembered easily. - 10/29/2015 3:14:59 AM
  • I really must get my teeth sorted out - so hard to make it a priority when on a low income - 8/30/2015 3:05:00 AM
  • SOULMATE50
    I am new to Spark and though I have read some of these tips before, the article was good for me. - 2/9/2015 9:18:14 AM
  • ARTSYGIRL5
    There is one point there that should be updated. Salt it not the culprit. Sugar is. We need a certain amount of sea salt. - 10/29/2014 8:18:09 AM
  • It's very beneficial to promote articles like these. Often there are comments like "nothing new here" or "we've heard it all before." This may be true BUT not everyone has heard it all before and it doesn't hurt to be reminded.

    I forgot about green tea. That's something I can easily include in my day.
    Thank you for reposting articles of importance. - 10/29/2014 6:47:23 AM
  • There apparently is a page missing with the Heart smart tips you HAVEN'T heard. These have all been heard, some more than others maybe, but heard or shared somewhere. Several aren't even accurate if you keep up the research. Heart disease has many components and contributing factors and you (plural, not just this article writer) can't keep giving people the same canned responses.

    Check with your own physician.

    At the classes at our local cardiac rehab center the number one reversible or preventable thing you can do (and yes we've all heard it) is don't smoke or Quit smoking if you do. It was even listed as more of an issue than weight loss.

    PS: The majority of sodium in the American diet comes from processed and fast food; very little comes from the salt shaker. If you eat real food and less packaged, processed food, you are automatically eating less sodium.

    - 10/29/2014 5:52:03 AM
  • Good info, but the title is more than a little patronizing. All this information has been around for years.

    Pets are wonderfully theraputic, but please only adopt one if it fits your lifestyle. - 4/6/2014 3:39:00 AM
  • MANSONJAK
    These are some very helpful tips. Thank you for sharing these great tips and help me set goals. These are really going to help me change my diet and make sure that I am healthier.
    Jak Manson | http://adoptioncenterofillinois.org/adopti
    on-in-aurora-illinois - 3/24/2014 3:00:36 PM
  • NATURELADY101
    Though I have heard these suggestions in other places before it was good to have them all together in a convenient place. I have bookmarked the first page of the article to be able to go back to it occasionally for reminders. We ALL need reminders at some time or other... - 10/8/2013 10:09:48 AM

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