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17 Surprising Health Facts About Your Heart

By Jimmy Leitch, Feb 20, 2019 12:02:29 PM | aortic stiffness, healthy eating, stay healthy, heart month, heart age

The heart is a powerful organ, and one that is both vulnerable to poor lifestyle choices, but that can also be positively affected by healthy choices. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause

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10 Healthy Meals To Enjoy During Heart Month

By Jimmy Leitch, Feb 14, 2019 8:10:58 AM | nutrition, healthy food, healthy eating, stay healthy, heart month

Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” He may have said it centuries ago, but the idea definitely still rings true. A heart-healthy diet is one of the easiest ways

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Measuring Aortic Stiffness May Be the Key to Living Longer

By Sarah Goodman, Feb 12, 2019 11:25:59 AM | heart health, heart healthy, pulse wave velocity, health technology, arterial stiffness, biological age, cardiovascular age, longevity

More than ever before, individuals in our society are preoccupied with looking young. We can see it through the billions of dollars spent on cosmetic surgery each year, and splashed throughout the

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Aging and Longevity - What Can We Do to Live Longer?

By Jimmy Leitch, Feb 1, 2019 9:55:07 AM | health technology, healthy habits, healthy lifestyle, live longer, biological age, longevity

Aging. The word alone is enough to frighten many individuals, perhaps because an aesthetically-driven society cringes at the thought of wrinkles and grey hairs. However, an abundance of research

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Advancements In Pulse Wave Velocity Measurement

By Sarah Goodman, Jan 29, 2019 1:58:50 PM | health technology, aortic stiffness, aorta, aortic pulse wave velocity, study, research, what is pulse wave velocity

As a “hallmark of aging" the measurement of aortic stiffness has been changing the way that academics approach aging and mortality.

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What The #10YearChallenge Can Teach Us About Aging

By Jimmy Leitch, Jan 21, 2019 9:52:50 AM | arterial stiffness, measurement, biological age, heart age

The #10YearChallenge campaign is putting how we age on the front page of social media, with millions of people around the world sharing photos to showcase their 10-year transformation. But are we

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3 Compelling New Studies About Biological Age

By Jimmy Leitch, Jan 10, 2019 4:35:28 PM | internal age, research, biological age, cardiovascular age

As we turn the page onto 2019, new research is surfacing about biological age and how it may be the new way of seeing the big picture of our health. We're excited to hear this conversation among

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What Is A Normal Resting Heart Rate?

By Adam Sharp, Jan 8, 2019 12:00:00 AM | heart rate, average heart rate, normal resting heart rate, target heart rate, normal heart rate, heart rate monitor, resting heart rate, heart rate chart, normal pulse rate, pulse rate

At iHeart, we receive a lot of questions about resting heart rates and what is considered healthy. This blog post will address the causes of variance in resting heart rates with reference to

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6 Achievable Heart-Healthy Goals For 2019

By Jimmy Leitch, Jan 3, 2019 3:23:54 PM | healthy lifestyle, lower internal age, cardiovascular age

 

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Your Heart Health Is Even More Critical Over The Holidays

By Jimmy Leitch, Dec 19, 2018 4:05:03 PM | study, holiday season, christmas, stress

Last week a peer-reviewed study from Sweden revealed that over a 16-year period some 283,014 heart attacks were reported based around a peak time of 10:00PM on Christmas Eve. This amounted to a

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