Tiny fluctuations in the time between each beat of your heart can provide clues about how much stress your body is experiencing.
So-called ‘weekend warriors’ had a 30% lower risk of death from any cause compared to those who never exercised.
It has long puzzled researchers why Latinos seem to have lower rates of heart disease than their non-Latino counterparts, even though they have higher risk factors for heart disease.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a low-cost approach with proven benefits for heart patients, that drastically lowers future cardiac risks. So why do only 10 to 25 per cent of heart patients access it?
Plyometric training isn’t only for athletes – but there are a few movements beginners will need to master if they want to try it.
Some obese people lack the classic metabolic risk factors of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar linked with obesity. But are they still at risk for heart disease and diabetes?
Heart health is strongly linked to brain health and risk of dementia. That means improving one can protect us from the other.
Myocarditis following COVID-19 vaccination is rare, and the risk is much smaller than the risks of cardiac injury linked to COVID-19 itself.
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The way we build our cities is adversely affecting our health, and, in particular, our hearts. Thinking of urban planners as health professionals could change that
Using hot baths or saunas shouldn’t be considered as a substitute for exercise. But they can mimic some of the health benefits.
New research has highlighted the benefits of high-intensity interval training.
New research suggests cardiac rehab programmes may not be carried out as intended.
Coping with intense and prolonged wildfire smoke is difficult, both physically and mentally. Smoke is an environment hazard to be respected, not a personal challenge to be overcome.
Cardiovascular risk factors like diabetes and hypertension are preventable or relatively easy to treat with inexpensive medication.
During an AMRAP workout, participants will aim to complete as many rounds of a single exercise as possible within a set time.
The use of antihypertension medication during the coronavirus pandemic has been a subject of hot debate but people should be cautious about simple conclusions.
Freedom of choice is a pillar of Western culture. But can too much of it be a bad thing?
Average temperatures in Australia are already high by international standards, but what happens when they continue to rise? How much heat can our bodies withstand?
It may not be such a bad habit after all.