Eating Breakfast Can Be Good for Your Heart...and Other Surprising Facts

When it comes to health, we think that ‘no surprises’ is a good thing. Obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes are often cited as risk factors for heart disease. Here are four ‘who knew?!’ things related to heart health:

  1. Eating breakfasts –People who frequently skip breakfast are more likely to have heart disease risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, tobacco use, lack of regular exercise and not getting the right amount or type of nutrients.
  2. How you feel about your weights – The more that people internalize negative feelings about their weight, the greater odds of having a cluster of risk factors associated with heart disease, including type 2 diabetes. So, stay positive.
  3. Shoulder pains – Shoulder joint pain or rotator cuff injuries could be a sign that you have an increased risk for heart disease. If you have pain, get it checked out.
  4. Taking nonaspirin pain relievers – In 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration strengthened the warning label on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen. The new labels recommend remaining alert for warnings of heart attack or stroke while taking NSAIDs.

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