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12 Heart-Smart Tips You Haven't Heard

There's More to Heart Health than Diet and Exercise


  • This makes me love my cats even more. - 10/29/2015 8:28:03 PM
    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
    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
    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
    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 |
    on-in-aurora-illinois - 3/24/2014 3:00:36 PM
    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
    My doctor told me after my mild heart attack in 2005 to take an aspirin everyday and i have been since then .i also take plavix. now that i have read your comments, i will check with my dr. about continuing the aspirin. so glad i read this, just in case i dont need anymore. thanks. - 10/4/2013 5:24:40 PM
  • How can you call an article "12 Heart-Smart Tips You Haven't Heard" when ALL of these are either old news or just plain common sense...Geez, what a deceptive waste of time. - 7/4/2013 9:17:17 AM
  • I have high BP and high cholesterol..and asked my family doc if I should I take a baby aspirin every day (both are controlled with meds), he said no...that the side effects of taking a daily baby aspirin is worse than the chance of heart attack or stroke. Losing weight, excercise and not smoking is better. - 10/9/2012 4:15:18 AM
  • Most MDs don't recommend that you take a daily aspirin to prevent heart disease. Only do this if your doctor recommends it. - 2/20/2012 12:57:40 PM

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