You know you can’t live without your heart’s daily thud-thud. But did you know that it will beat more than 2.5 billion times in your lifetime? Here, 27 more fascinating facts about the engine that powers your entire body. Read the full article for Men’s Health.
You don’t need extreme chest pain to signal a heart attack is looming. In fact, many guys don’t experience classic symptoms, like gripping or pressing pain in the chest that radiates down the arm, shortness of breath, or sweating. Read the full article for Men’s Health.
You stayed up late binge-watching Homeland. Then you woke up extra early to beat the boss to the office. Some days, there’s no mystery as to why you need an extra shot of espresso. But sometimes, the root of your fatigue isn’t so obvious, and everything from a hidden health issue to your gym habits could be to blame. Read the full slideshow on Prevention.com.
Is your doctor snap-happy? Physicians order too many echocardiograms, or ultrasound pictures of the heart, says a new study from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
Better rush to shrink that gut. The more years of young adulthood you spend obese, the greater your risk of coronary artery calcification—early, “silent” heart disease with no symptoms—in middle age, says a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
Each March, more than 15,000 cross-country skiers race 56 miles across the Swedish countryside. The winner claims a prize worth about $10,000—and a higher risk of irregular heartbeat, according to a new study in the European Heart Journal. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
Talk about harmony. Singers’ heart rates sync up when they croon the same tune, according to new Swedish research. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
You might be able to handle a gut when you’re young, but extra body fat catches up to you in middle age, finds new research in the journal Hypertension. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.