Simple Life Changes Can Prevent Heart Disease – New York Times

A very useful essay. Remember, too, that what is good for the heart is good for all other body systems as well. There are important lessons to be learned. These results should encourage us that genetics do not determine everything…

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Why You Should Question Nutrition Research and What Happened in 1980 – Whole Life Challenge

In case you missed this the first time around, it's still worth a read, if I do say so myself. Enjoy! There was a time when the words of moms and grandmothers ruled the nutritional roost. For the most part, their…

Cardiorespiratory fitness greatly reduces risk of sudden cardiac death

Maintaining a high level of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is strongly protective against sudden cardiac death (SCD). The Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study (ACLS) run by the Cooper Institute in Dallas, TX is one of the most important and meaningful data sets…

Aerobic Interval Training Reduces the Burden of Atrial Fibrillation in the Short Term: A Randomized Trial

A big boost for the value of interval training even in people already diagnosed with the heart ailment known as atrial fibrillation, which is a major risk factor for stroke and heart failure. Conclusions—AIT for 12 weeks reduces the time…