Men have more heart disease than women before age 60. Many scientists reason that since men have much higher levels of testosterone than women, the hormone must be linked to heart attacks.
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is sometimes called the silent killer because it often has no symptoms. It’s a significant risk factor for heart attack, stroke and kidney failure.
For the responsible drinker who is able to control his/her consumption, alcohol appears to offer many benefits. Moderate drinking, defined generally as one to two drinks per day, appears to lower the risk of coronary heart disease, some cancers, diabetes and possibly obesity.
The French have the lowest rate of heart disease in the world, yet eat diets high in saturated fats— a phenomenon known as the French paradox. They eat four times more butter, 60 percent more cheese and nearly four times more pork than Americans.
Regular exercise promotes metabolic health and may prevent some types of cancer. The link between physical activity and reduced cancer risk is strongest for colon cancer.
Flat bench presses are great for building overall muscle thickness in the chest and specifically, the lower and outer parts of the pectoralis major muscles; however, if all that you do for your chest training is the flat bench press, you’ll never develop a balanced chest with thickness in the upper part of your chest.
Ice is the accepted method for treating swollen ankle joints after a sprain. Ice reduces pain and swelling and speeds recovery. The treatment plan involves putting ice in a sealed plastic bag, placing it on the ankle, wrapping it with an elastic bandage ...
While it’s true that excess sun exposure ages the skin and natural sunlight is considered a carcinogen, could it be that getting a little sun can actually be healthy for us?
Exercise intensity with consistent bouts of resistance training, paralleled with some sound nutritional and supplemental choices designed to illicit the appropriate hormone response can and will jumpstart and shift your anabolic potential into overdrive. However, how adept you become at manipulating those hormones will to a large degree determine how well this process goes.
Aspirin relieves pain, fights inflammation, reduces fever and prevents blood clots. Aspirin therapy cuts heart attack risk dramatically in men, but not in women, and stroke in both sexes.