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What does my oral health have to do with my heart health?

What does my oral health have to do with my heart health?

Periodontitis: Several studies have shown a correlation between periodontal disease and heart disease. https://www.perio.org/consumer/heart_disease http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/healthy-teeth-healthy-heart ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Healthy Heart (Definition)

Heart health is important, especially as we age. To prevent multiple heart conditions including but not limited to high blood pressure, heart attacks, arrhythmias, and congestive heart failure, small changes in daily habits are necessary. These changes can include eating healthy, exercising, managing stress levels, limiting alcohol and tobacco intake, ...Read more


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Can you give me some tips on how to boost your heart health?

Can you give me some tips on how to boost your heart health?

Yes: Healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar can often be achieved by shifting the diet towards vegetables, whole grains, fish and grilled chicken. Regular exercise, even without weight loss, is more important than many realize. A recent overview of studies found that people exercising 150 min weekly had 14% lower risk of heart disease, and 300 min weekly led to 20% lower risk. ...Read more

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What is a really good fruit for heart health?

What is a really good fruit for heart health?

Pomegranite: Any fruit rich in antioxidants, vitamins is good for heart health. However, diabetics have to be moderate given potential impact of some sweet fruits on blood sugars. ...Read more

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Can weight training help improve your heart health ?

Can weight training help improve your heart health ?

Yes...but: Weight training that is part of an aerobic exercise program will certainly be beneficial for your heart. Lifting heavy weights for mass without aerobic activity will have only marginal heart benefits. ...Read more

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What are some healthy habits to maintain heart health?

What are some healthy habits to maintain heart health?

Exercise!: As little as 30 minutes of walking 4 times a day can do tremenous things for heart health. If drug companies could make exercise a pill, they would! It's simple and free, so at minimum everyone should walk or jog. ...Read more