I tried heart-rate variability training to help my anxiety—here’s what happened

March 13, 2020 at 12:00AM by CWC In the six years since I was diagnosed with both generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder—what can I say, I’m an overachiever—I’ve tried just about everything to manage my symptoms. I’ve been in and out of therapy and took medication for a year, but ultimately decided to taper … Continue reading I tried heart-rate variability training to help my anxiety—here’s what happened

I’m a cardiologist, and this is the ideal workout schedule for a healthy heart

March 08, 2020 at 11:00PM by CWC Workouts are typically created to target certain muscle groups. There are butt-sculpting workouts, upper body exercises, chest exercises—you get the gist. But a cardiologist has a friendly reminder for us all: The most important muscle in your body isn’t your biceps or your core… it’s your heart. “Without … Continue reading I’m a cardiologist, and this is the ideal workout schedule for a healthy heart

The 5 best heart-healthy snacks that nutrition experts love

March 04, 2020 at 06:00PM by CWC There are a lot of things that people can do to take good care of their heart health, like exercise, eat a Mediterranean-style diet, avoid smoking, and manage your stress levels. But I have good news for you: You can protect your heart and avoid hanger (a daily … Continue reading The 5 best heart-healthy snacks that nutrition experts love

The 5 biggest heart health myths a cardiologist wishes you’d stop believing

March 03, 2020 at 12:00AM by CWC As a cardiologist and professor, Laxmi Mehta, MD, spends a lot of time educating both patients and doctors-in-training about heart health. While she’s sharing her expert intel about cardiovascular health and heart disease facts with patients, she often has to correct some major myths—ones even in-the-know wellness insiders … Continue reading The 5 biggest heart health myths a cardiologist wishes you’d stop believing

This 10-minute treadmill HIIT workout will get your heart *literally* racing

March 02, 2020 at 12:01PM by CWC Treadmill workouts are having a moment. In 2018, we saw a run-aissance that made it the hottest piece of equipment in the boutique fitness world, with running studios popping up all over, including Precision Run, Mile High Run Club, and most recently, Rumble Training. But you don’t need to book … Continue reading This 10-minute treadmill HIIT workout will get your heart *literally* racing

‘Steady increase exercise’ is the best for your heart—here are 6 steps that make it easy

February 29, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC When you start an exercise routine from scratch, the tendency can be to go all in. (HIIT! Strength training! Spinning! Running!) A massive new review of past scientific research conducted by the American Heart Association (AHA) finds that going from 0 to 100 with your workouts just might … Continue reading ‘Steady increase exercise’ is the best for your heart—here are 6 steps that make it easy

A jump rope is the fastest way to spike heart rate—these are the 5 best you can buy

February 27, 2020 at 11:30PM by CWC If you haven’t picked up a jump rope since elementary school, you’re seriously missing out. Jumping rope is a fun yet intense way to get your heart rate up and work every muscle. The best part is that all you need is your body and your rope. Whether you’re … Continue reading A jump rope is the fastest way to spike heart rate—these are the 5 best you can buy

The heart-healthy, plant-based breakfast a cardiologist eats every day

February 21, 2020 at 06:40PM by CWC When it comes to heart health, most of the advice from doctors is a long list of “don’ts.” (Don’t eat too much red meat. Don’t eat sugar. Don’t eat processed foods.) All good advice, of course, but it leaves me wondering what to eat for a heart-healthy breakfast. … Continue reading The heart-healthy, plant-based breakfast a cardiologist eats every day

Study Finds These Common Medications Can Help A ‘Broken Heart’

February 11, 2020 at 11:18AM Though it seems like something written in a romantic tragedy, a broken heart can be a serious medical condition. While the emotional pain might take longer to heal, recent research found a treatment to alleviate the cardiac risk factors associated with broken heart syndrome. A study published in the American … Continue reading Study Finds These Common Medications Can Help A ‘Broken Heart’

The 7 golden rules of heart-healthy eating, according to cardiologists

February 04, 2020 at 07:30PM by CWC Fact: cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Want to live a long time? Protect your heart. Genetic predisposition certainly plays a role, but there’s a lot in your control—including what you put on your plate. What you eat is directly linked … Continue reading The 7 golden rules of heart-healthy eating, according to cardiologists