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Sedentary Death Syndrome: What it is and what you can do to prevent it

By now you may have heard that our largely sedentary modern lifestyle is an increasingly large contributor to premature death. There’s now even a name for this condition: sedentary death syndrome, also known as “the sitting disease.” How serious is sedentary death syndrome? Recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) suggest it could be […]

Can a healthy lifestyle trump the genetics of heart disease?

Can a healthy lifestyle trump the genetics of heart disease?

While your chance of having a heart attack may be higher if it runs in your family, a number of lifestyle factors at play in the development of cardiovascular disease are actually well within our control.

Metabolic Syndrome-The lifestyle disease

Metabolic Syndrome: the lifestyle disease

Metabolic Syndrome, sometimes referred to as the plague of the modern era, traces its roots back to the period of rapid urbanization around the time of ancient Greece. Learn more about this condition and how to avoid it.

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Metabolic Syndrome —the “Perfect Storm”

Metabolic syndrome is a term used to describe a group of risk factors that collectively increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.