HeartGeek Year In Review

I hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season.  I am in vacation mode – which means I am being lazy and not writing new posts.  Seems like a good time to look back on this past year’s most popular posts: My Favorite Heart Health Gadget – My first gadget review. The Alivecor is a […]

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Can Cold Weather Exercise Put Your Heart at Risk?

winter running

Of course it can. In fact, winter is officially heart attack season! Research shows that there are 53% more heart attacks in winter than summer (yikes). Excessive holiday celebration is one factor. The temperature outside and it’s effect on your hearth health is another. Couch Potato to Snow Angel To understand the impact of cold […]

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Basis Peak – The Best Fitness Tracker You Can Buy

Basis Peak Fitness Tracker

I love the new Basis Peak fitness watch. I have tried several other fitness trackers including, the Fitbit Flex, Samsung Galaxy Gear 2, and the Basis B-1. I can tell you the Peak is the best one out there – hands down! What is the Basis Peak? The Basis Peak is a new fitness and […]

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Holiday Heart – Celebrating Your Way To a Heart Attack

Drinking Santa

The holiday party season has officially kicked off. While Thanksgiving gives us a single day to demonstrate our ability to consume mass quantities of food and alcohol, the Christmas “season” gives us an entire month! No wonder it is the most magical time of the year. Although magical, Christmas is not the healthiest time of the […]

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Thanksgiving Day Food Orgy Leads To Heart Attack!

Thanksgiving Day Gluttony

Here is a startling fact: The average American scarfs down 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat during Thanksgiving. Gluttonous indeed, but are you putting your life at risk? Of course you are! – A study has found that heavy meals can trigger a heart attack. How Can Dinner Trigger a Heart Attack? The study, […]

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Sugar Increases Your Risk of Dying From Heart Disease

It’s common sense that consuming mass quantities of sugar is not part of a healthy diet. But come on, how bad can that pound of M&Ms really be for your heart health? According to a new study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine, pretty bad. All those sodas, cookies, and candy bars add up. According to […]

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