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Enhancing Circulation through Exercise - CCA

Enhancing Circulation through Exercise

February 22, 2017

Your cardiovascular system works constantly to keep your body functioning.  The heart pumps blood, which carries oxygen and nutrients to tissues throughout the body. After a good workout, not only will your muscles thank you, but so will your entire cardiovascular system including your heart. Physical exercise has been shown to have a strong effect

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5 Tips to Control Your Anger and Help Your Heart - CCA

5 Tips to Control Your Anger and Help Your Heart

February 15, 2017

Anger is a strong emotion, and it can take a toll on your body. Not only does it raise your heart rate, hostility and anger have been linked in recent research to heart disease.1,2,3 How are they related? A theory is that similar to other forms of stress, anger triggers a surge in adrenaline. This

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5 Plant Foods to Help Protect Your Heart - CCA

5 Plant Foods to Help Protect Your Heart

February 08, 2017

Cardiovascular health is important for the general function of your body. High blood pressure—or when your heart has to work harder than normal to pump blood throughout your body—is correlated to many health-related issues, including stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, and even mortality. High blood pressure increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, which,

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Keeping Our Youth Heart-Healthy Through Movement - CCA

Keeping Our Youth Heart-Healthy Through Movement

February 01, 2017

Exercising the heart makes it stronger. It’s a lesson we all know in adulthood, and it begins with good habits that are ingrained within us over time. If we want to make the general population more heart healthy, it’s important to start the lesson early. The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), a voluntary organization

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