Tag: heart

Aortic Aneurysm: Gender Differences

When it comes to conditions that affect the aorta — our body’s largest blood vessel — men and women are very different.

UVA vascular surgeons Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr., MD, and Margaret “Megan” Tracci, MD, are researching and treating aortic aneurysms.

Being aware of these gender differences could be lifesaving, especially…

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Heart Tips You Can Use Now!

You asked for it!

Download this PDF to get 30 easy-to-follow heart tips!

In February, we gave you a heart tip every day on the blog.

Some of you asked it if would be possible to put all those tips into one easy-to-find location, so we created this heart tip sheet (PDF) that…

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Heart Month Tip 21: Walk, Do Not Drive

Park your car at the back of the parking lot instead of driving around looking for a close-in spot.

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You’ll not only burn more calories, you’ll probably actually save time. Or do you really even need to drive? Maybe the store is close enough to your home to…

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Heart Month Tip 17: Make a Play Date

Most of us get together with friends or go on dates for activities that center on eating and food.

Celebrating Heart Month

Make it a point to try something else instead – when was the last time you swung on a swing? Rode bikes or went hiking with friends? Bowling, laser…

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Heart Month Tip 16: Give Your Heart Some Zzzz

Your heart needs rest, too! Though often overlooked, sleep supports and promotes all your body’s functions. It’s even important for weight-loss. Yet making sure you get right amount and the right kind can be challenging.

Celebrating Heart Month

Try one of these for a good night’s rest:

  • Restorative yoga: One or two…
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