What happens to your body when you meditate?

What happens to your body when you meditate?

Prevention Oct 31, 2019

This practice contributes to emotional wellbeing and helps regulate your response to stress.
Breathing, a technique to confront panic attacks

Breathing, a technique to confront panic attacks

Prevention Aug 16, 2019

Panic attacks are confused with heart attacks due to a common symptomatology, such as an accelerated breathing, dizziness and...
Preventing heart failure is in your hands

Preventing heart failure is in your hands

Prevention Feb 12, 2019

Eating healthy, doing exercises and getting enough sleep are some measures that can help prevent the onset of this...
What happens to your body when you meditate?

What happens to your body when you meditate?

Prevention 31 October, 2019

This practice contributes to emotional wellbeing and helps regulate your response to stress.

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Breathing, a technique to confront panic attacks

Breathing, a technique to confront panic attacks

Prevention 16 August, 2019

Panic attacks are confused with heart attacks due to a common symptomatology, such as an accelerated breathing, dizziness and chest pain, in some cases. In order to hold back a panic attack, a good method is to slowly breathing.

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Preventing heart failure is in your hands

Preventing heart failure is in your hands

Prevention 12 February, 2019

Eating healthy, doing exercises and getting enough sleep are some measures that can help prevent the onset of this disease.

Heart failure occurs when the heart cannot pump enough oxygenated blood to the body.

As the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the NIH explains, the most common causes of this condition include coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

To reduce the risks of suffering from this condition, the MedlinePlus webpage recommends the following:

  1. Keep your blood pressure under control. Adults should get their blood pressure checked at least once a year or more, if they are hypertensive. Avoiding stress can also help stabilize your blood pressure.
  2. Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight is associated with high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, high blood pressure and diabetes.
  3. Lead a healthy diet. Reduce your intake of saturated fats, and foods that are high in sodium and added sugars. Each plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
  4. Exercise regularly. In addition to helping you maintain a healthy weight, doing exercise strengthens your heart and improves your circulation.
  5. Reduce your alcohol intake. Drinking too much alcohol can raise your blood pressure and add calories to your diet that can lead to weight gain.
  6. Do not smoke. This habit can raise your blood pressure.
  7. Practice good sleep hygiene.  Not getting enough rest can increase your risk for high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes.
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The mind also needs exercise

The mind also needs exercise

Prevention 7 February, 2019

The brain is an organ that must be trained and stimulated to keep it functioning well and to strengthen its mental capacities.

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Stretching, a strategy for prevention

Stretching, a strategy for prevention

Prevention 2 February, 2019

By making stretching part of your lifestyle, especially for those who have sedentary jobs, over time, the body will become more flexible and will have greater joint mobility.

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When pain becomes chronic

When pain becomes chronic

Prevention 11 January, 2019

Pain is the most common cause of doctors’ visits. In some people, the pain can last for life.

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Recommendations for purchasing exercise equipment

Recommendations for purchasing exercise equipment

Prevention 14 August, 2018

When you can’t go to the gym every day, at-home exercise equipment or machines are a good option. When you buy them, however, be sure they fit your lifestyle.

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Factors that contribute to psoriasis

Factors that contribute to psoriasis

Prevention 7 August, 2018

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that causes inflammation and flaking. Generally, it is caused by stress and a lack of (preventative) care.

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Treating an infected wound the right way

Treating an infected wound the right way

Prevention 8 July, 2018

Some wounds can become complicated. Cleaning them properly and using products to prevent infection are crucial to avoiding these complications.

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Cervical cancer: Preventative measures

Cervical cancer: Preventative measures

Prevention 3 July, 2018

Every woman has the opportunity to reduce the chances of getting this condition by taking effective preventative measures.

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