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Adopting heart healthy cooking habits

Adopting Heart-Healthy Cooking Habits

Adopting Heart-Healthy Cooking Habits

Many members on MyHeartDiseaseTeam find themselves relearning to eat and cook after being diagnosed with a heart problem or experiencing a cardiac event. Changing food habits can be difficult, but many members find ways to continue to enjoy food...
Posted 10/09/2019
Shortness of breath and heart disease

Shortness of Breath and Heart Disease

Shortness of Breath and Heart Disease

Members of MyHeartDiseaseTeam often describe shortness of breath (also known as SOB) as one of their most common - and most frustrating - symptoms. “I have shortness of breath,” said one member. “Very annoying. Walking upstairs, going for walks,...
Posted 10/09/2019
Reducing stress with heart disease

Reducing Stress with Heart Disease

Reducing Stress with Heart Disease

When you have heart disease, reducing stress is essential, particularly for those who are predisposed to it. Chronic stress can increase blood pressure, cholesterol and other factors that raise the risk of a cardiac event. Members of...
Posted 10/09/2019
Insomnia and sleep problems with heart disease

Insomnia and Sleep Problems with Heart Disease

Insomnia and Sleep Problems with Heart Disease

Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? You’re not alone. Insomnia affects up to 44 percent of people with heart disease. Not surprisingly, sleep problems are a frequent concern among members of MyHeartDiseaseTeam. “I haven’t slept well...
Posted 10/09/2019
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You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Heart Disease. Now What?

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Heart Disease. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you have heart disease, you might be stunned, scared, or even relieved to have answers that explain shortness of breath, fatigue, or chest pain. No matter what you’re...
Posted 10/02/2019
Leg cramps and heart disease

Leg Cramps and Heart Disease

Leg Cramps and Heart Disease

“Legs are cramping so bad I am almost in tears.” A MyHeartDiseaseTeam member “I still cope with night leg cramps. I have tried many things.”A MyHeartDiseaseTeam member Leg cramps are a familiar – and painful – experience for many members on...
Posted 09/13/2019
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How Good Boundaries Make Life With Heart Disease Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Heart Disease Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people with a chronic condition like heart disease. Setting and defending boundaries allows you to...
Posted 09/12/2019
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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with heart disease can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you developed a heart condition. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how...
Posted 08/15/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/26/2019
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