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Heart Disease (Cardiovascular)

What is Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of irregular heart rhythm. Each beat that your heart takes requires a coordinated series of electrical impulses, with precise timing to allow the four chambers of the heart to receive and send blood to all areas of the body. Let’s start by exploring the basic anatomy of the […]

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BMI – Important or Not?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is the magical term that is often thrown around many readings that focus on exercise and wellness. You may have also heard your GP and other various specialists mention it. What is a BMI? Put simply, it is the relationship between your weight and height. It is a great baseline indicator

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Dietary factors influencing cardiovascular health

There are many foods that affect the health of our body and cardiovascular system. This article looks at the evidence behind some of the main foods, diets and supplements that impact on our cardiovascular health. MEDITERRANEAN & VEGETARIAN DIETS Studies suggest those adhering to a Mediterranean or vegetarian diet have reduced incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) as well as

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How to get more for less

There is an interesting notion among many people that increased fitness and strength improvements come from doing more. While it is true that volume is a factor that needs to be considered, often the intensity of the activity has a greater influence on just how much you need to do. During a recent health talk

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Men and heart disease

Heart disease is a leading cause of mortality in men. According to the Heart Foundation, approximately 98 men in Australia have a heart attack every day and one in seven of those men die. One of the major risk factors is age so it is important that you get your heart health checked regularly and

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