Diabetes is Riskier for Women’s Hearts
Type 2 diabetes significantly increases the risk for heart disease, and a large analysis of studies finds that diabetes appears to be a bigger threat to heart health for women than men—and this was after adjusting for other cardiovascular health risk factors such as age, blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking, and body mass index.
Understanding Stress: Finding Balance
The moment you get stressed, you experience a physical stress reaction; you know, a faster heartbeat or tense muscles. Your body usually reacts to stress in the same way each time it strikes, so noticing how you tend to react, how often you experience these symptoms, and if they become more serious is the first step toward regaining calm. From there, heed these simple steps for keeping your cool.