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Vaping every day could double your risk of a heart attack, new research suggests

Smoking kills. No other habit has been so strongly tied to death. But vaping is linked with its own set of health risks, including nicotine addiction and potentially doubling one's risk of a heart attack. People who both vape and smoke are the most at risk.

Exercise may be the best protection against aging that we have, according to new research

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that older people who spent less time sitting and more time moving had fewer signs of encroaching heart disease.

There’s even more evidence that your waistline is one of the best ways to tell if you’re healthy — especially as you age

Researchers are learning that the amount of fat we hold around our waistlines is a good indicator of our overall health. A new study found that waist-to-hip ratio is linked to cognitive performance.

You don’t need to spend hours at the gym to boost your body and brain — here’s how long your workout should take

Cardio could be the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have, but doing it regularly shouldn't take a whole day. Instead, the available evidence suggests there's an ideal window for exercises like cycling, swimming, or brisk walking — and it's under an hour.

A hot new type of workout you can do in under 10 minutes is gaining traction, and scientists are into it

A new fitness routine called HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is gaining traction among celebrities and athletes. A spate of recent research suggests the method could produce equal or better results than traditional workouts.
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What caffeine does to your body and brain

It's a drug many of us depend on. And depending on how we consume it, caffeine may improve memory, boost athletic performance, and be good for the heart.

2 forms of exercise are the best way to stave off the effects of aging. Here’s how to incorporate them into your life.

Two forms of exercise are key to keep aging muscles from dwindling and protect the brain from age-related decline. A large new study found that older folks who clocked in roughly 52 hours over six months doing things like walking, biking, or yoga showed significant cognitive benefits.

Researchers analyzed more than a dozen studies on how marijuana affects your heart — here’s what they found

Findings from an analysis of marijuana's effect on the heart contradict the notion that marijuana smokers face a higher risk of dying from hypertension.
Sitting may literally be damaging your heart.

Researchers have figured out why sitting all day is so bad for your health

Sitting all day is linked to the buildup of certain proteins called troponins, which heart muscle cells release when they're damaged.

A new study claims marijuana is tied to a threefold risk of dying from high blood pressure — but there’s a catch

A new study suggests marijuana is linked with a threefold risk of death from hypertension. Here's what you should know about cannabis and your heart.