COVID-19 and Your Heart

Cleveland HeartLab blood pressure, COVID-19, heart attack and stroke, inflammation, lifestyle habits

Since COVID-19 started spreading around the world earlier this year, doctors have realized that it is especially dangerous for people with heart problems and risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure. COVID-19 mostly affects the lungs, but when the lungs don’t work well, it puts a strain on the heart.  If you already have a heart condition, high more »

Tai Chi Boosts Heart Health!

Cleveland HeartLab COVID-19, exercise, lifestyle habits

More and more people are taking up Tai Chi to improve their health. Did you know that this ancient martial art has a number of important benefits for the heart? Tai Chi involves a series of graceful, gentle movements that can get your heart rate up while also relaxing your mind. It’s been called meditation in motion. Many people find more »

Battling Quarantine Weight Gain

Cleveland HeartLab COVID-19, diet, exercise, lifestyle habits

Restrictions on some activities are starting to lift around the country, so it’s a good time to take stock of your health.  Weeks under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic have been challenging!  Here’s what’s happening in many households: Less exercise Many people are getting less physical activity than they used to. Gyms and exercise studios may still be closed more »