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Aortic Stiffness Proven as a Reversible Indicator of Risk for Dementia

By Adam Sharp, Oct 19, 2018 3:05:55 PM | dementia, study, aortic stiffness, arterial stiffness

This week, a study from the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences was published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease that proves a connection between stiffness of the aorta and

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Using The Diaphragm To Promote Your Health With Effective Breathing

By Claire O'Connor, Sep 6, 2018 3:12:00 PM | core mobility, spinal stiffness, aortic stiffness, breathing, diaphragm

Place one hand over your chest below your collar bone, and the other hand on your abdomen directly above your belly button. Now take a deep breath in. Which hand moved the most?

If you’re like

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Stiffness Acts Like A Disease In The Body

By Claire O'Connor, Aug 2, 2018 10:51:02 AM | core mobility, stiffness, aortic stiffness, breathing

Disease is defined as a condition that impairs normal, healthy functioning. Stiffness is like a disease that, once present in the body, spreads and remains dormant (shows no obvious symptoms but

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What does Cristiano Ronaldo's 'biological age of 23' really mean?

By Adam Sharp, Jul 17, 2018 5:02:19 PM | aortic stiffness, biological age, internal age

On signing with his new soccer club, Juventus, for a staggering €100M, Portugal’s 33 year-old World Cup captain Cristiano Ronaldo claimed to have “a biological age of 23.” It’s a bold statement

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How Is Arterial Stiffness Caused?

By Adam Sharp, Jul 5, 2018 4:13:38 PM | arterial stiffness, cause, aortic stiffness, stiffness, measurement

Arterial stiffness is, quite simply, the stiffening of the arteries in the human body. The walls of our arteries are flexible and designed to expand and contract with each pump of the heart. As

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Vitamin K and Arterial Stiffness

By Adam Sharp, Jun 7, 2018 3:14:45 PM | arterial stiffness, aortic stiffness, vitamin k, vitamin k2

Arterial stiffness, and specifically stiffness of the aorta, is an important early indicator of a person’s risk for cardiovascular disease. The aorta is the largest artery in the body and, when

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What Is Pulse Wave Velocity and How Does It Work?

By Adam Sharp, Dec 7, 2017 12:28:30 PM | pulse wave velocity, aortic pulse wave velocity, aortic stiffness, what is pulse wave velocity, pwv

In June 2016, we published a blog titled Pulse Wave Velocity: What It Is And Why It Matters. In it, we provided an overview of Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV) and explained why it is one of the most

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How to Lower Your Internal Age, 5 Lifestyle Habits pt. 2

By Adam Sharp, Oct 18, 2017 12:00:00 AM | aortic stiffness, heart health, internal age, iheart internal age, lifestyle, healthy

Last week we released part 1 of a two part series highlighting how simple it can be to lead a healthy lifestyle. In spite of the time and effort often considered necessary to maintain good

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Life Unfiltered

By Dr. Jess Goodman, Aug 18, 2017 12:00:00 PM | pulse wave velocity, aorta, aortic stiffness, core mobility, spinal stiffness, stiff, spine, life, unfiltered, lifespan

Let me introduce you to yourself

Forget blood tests, scans or checkups. It turns out that all of life can be summed up with one simple measure: Core Mobility.

About twenty years ago, medical

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Are You at Risk for Developing Dementia?

By Adam Sharp, Aug 3, 2017 12:00:00 AM | dementia, alzheimers, cognitive decline, aortic pulse wave velocity, aortic stiffness, iheart internal age, heart health, heart healthy

Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity: A ‘Master Metric’ For Overall Health

It comes as no surprise to most that iHeart is, amongst other things, a tool for assessing risk of cardiovascular disease. What

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