Posted in Food, Food and Drink, good food, Health, Healthy diet, healthy eating, healthy food, healthy habits, healthy options, heart, heart health, keep it simple, self care

Make your own almond milk


Making your own almond milk is easier than you think and you will know exactly what is in it: almonds and water. No additives, no extras. Ensure the almonds are good quality. There are lots of good reasons for drinking almond milk. It is not just for vegans. It is a milk alternative. It is good for your heart, bones, waistline and blood sugar. It doesn’t have to be refrigerated so a handy alternative for outdoor activities or camping. The benefits are here on Lifehacker. The almonds need to be soaked so do it in the morning so you can make it in the evening or do it in the evening so you can make it in the morning. It’s super simple past that point and even that isn’t hard!! authoritynutrition gives you some more information about almond milk. You might like to read how it compares with cows’ milk.

Posted in build a trike, fitness, heart health, projects, tricycle, trike

Get on your trike!

The tricycle has caused such a lot of excitement and interest. A family member with a heart condition which is restricting him decided to have a creative approach to his limitations. He likes making things. It has been cold and wet and so it was a good winter activity to actually build the trike. You can buy them ready made. It has been a great project. It has used his brain, his ingenuity and allowed him to get some great feedback and involvement with others. It needs all the adjustments and fine tuning now and will then turn his often trying walk to the shops and back a nice little outing on his trike. It means he can increase his mobility and hopefully have more independence and fitness. That is the plan, anyway. His doctor is pleased with such a good approach to a difficult condition. 
Posted in blood pressure, blood pressure monitor, heart health

New Blood Pressure Monitor

“The beauty of all of this is that it is difficult to argue against the proposition that the pressure near to your heart and brain is likely to be more relevant to your risk of stroke and heart disease than the pressure in your arm,” he said.
This newly developed blood pressure monitor can gather the information from close to the heart in the aorta and send that information to a computer. The theory is your arm really isn’t the place to monitor blood pressure, especially if you are at risk. It will make it easier for blood pressure readings and make the whole approach simpler and hopefully far more accurate.  General monitoring is one thing and can be helpful but for some people the accuracy will make all the difference in terms of providing good medical care and treatment. I hope we see them on the market soon!
Posted in Heart attacks, heart health, women's health

Heart Attacks in Women

Research finds higher resting heart rate can point to increased likelihood of heart disease in women too.
If you go to the Health Minutes site you can watch a little video which will explain why a low resting pulse rate is important, especially for women. They now have evidence to suggest that a higher pulse rate in women could lead to a heart attack and that the resting pulse rate is a good indicator of such an event. More and more we are isolating exactly what it is that contributes to heart health or lack thereof. Well worth taking a look.