The Power of Health Behaviours

Health Behaviours and Heart Failures (2nd of 12 posts)

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Health Behaviour #1: Physical Activity  Physically active or sedentary lifestyles are our own choices on how we behave. We have to choose to be physically active and/or to exercise versus choosing to sit around and be physically inactive (sedentary). In other words, physically active and sedentary lifestyles are health behaviours the vast majority of us choose. It’s the sedentary lifestyle behaviours that are the problem. We are all pretty much guilty at some level of choosing comfort and convenience instead of exertion and challenge. The problem is that too much comfort and convenience and not enough exertion and challenge equals...

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Health Behaviours and Heart Failures (1st of 12)

Posted by Heart Niagara on

Health behaviours Preventing sudden cardiac arrest, heart disease, and heart failure sounds like a pretty good idea. But societies all around the world have spent a bazillion dollars on how to treat heart disease and heart failure and sadly, have never found a cure. There are lots of wonderful drugs and procedures to “manage” heart disease and heart failure, but no cures. Health care systems can keep you alive longer after heart disease starts but can’t cure it. Too bad only a very small fraction of dollars are currently, or ever have been, spent on preventing heart disease. For the...

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