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Heart Health Tips for Cold Weather

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As we ease into winter, we enter a period of transition – warm clothes are coming out of the closet for the first time in months, summer outdoor activities are being phased out in favor of winter sports, and we must adjust to vastly shorter days. Winter in Denver often brings cold, snowy weather, which…

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Tips for Transitioning to Winter Workouts

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Winter is almost here, and the temperatures are getting colder outside. While this time of year brings many wonderful things, it can also wreak havoc on your fitness regimen. Even the most hardcore exercise enthusiasts often struggle to stay motivated and maintain consistent workout routines once it gets cold. There are a variety of reasons…

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Tips for Staying Heart Healthy During the Holiday Season

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Heart disease is a serious issue, ranking as the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. The holidays are a time of revelry and joy, but they can also wreak havoc on your heart. Heart attacks typically spike during the holiday season, so it’s critical that you make heart-healthy decisions…

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When Should I See a Cardiologist?

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We all benefit from having specialists who dedicate themselves to complicated medical problems, such as cardiologists, who are specialists in diagnosing and treating heart problems. However, specialists present a challenge for many people. We don’t know when it’s time to see a specialist like a cardiologist. At South Denver Cardiology, we want to help patients…

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Staying Cool When Exercising in the Heat

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Keeping fit is important for your heart health. If you are trying to maintain a healthy heart, you likely want to exercise year-round. However, now that we’re in the midst of summer, the heat can make your workout routine dangerous. If you have had heart disease or have heart disease risk factors, you need to…

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What Do Heart Palpitations Feel Like?

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Heart palpitations are a general category for any time your heartbeats don’t feel healthy or normal. Although they can be scary, especially the first time you experience them, heart palpitations aren’t usually a cause for concern. If you experience them frequently or have a personal or family history of heart problems, you should contact a…

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Can You Lower Your Coronary Calcium Score?

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Your coronary calcium score, also called calcium heart score, is a powerful tool for predicting your risk of a heart attack. A calcium score test measures the amount of hardened (calcified) plaque in your coronary arteries. This allows us to estimate the likely total amount of blockage and the likelihood that one or more of…

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Keeping a Healthy Mental Outlook with Heart Disease

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When you receive a heart disease diagnosis from your cardiologist, it’s common to feel anxiety, sadness, and other negative emotions. However, it’s important not to let your emotions create an unhealthy mental outlook. Taking steps to keep a healthy outlook with your heart disease can not only improve your quality of life but can also…

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Keeping Your Heart Healthy Resolutions Going

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Suppose you’ve been keeping your heart healthy resolutions, congratulations! You’ve already made it longer than most people who set resolutions. However, if you want your resolutions to turn into healthy life habits you maintain for a lifetime, you are at a critical stage. As the year progresses, people will likely forget about or abandon their…

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Resolutions to Prepare for Heart Health Month

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February is Heart Health Month, but that doesn’t mean you should wait until then to start working on your heart health goals for 2022. There are many great ways to use your New Year’s Resolutions to improve your heart health. Here are some great choices for resolutions that will give you a jump-start on improving…

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