Collateral Salvage

When it comes to the human body, no one part of it acts alone. Every part of the machine that is our body depends on the other parts to function properly. We are more than the sum of our parts.

Because of this principle, we can make small changes to our lifestyle and habits that can have much broader impact on our health.

When it comes to health, I’m dropping knowledge bombs, and they’re inflicting…

Collateral Salvage

  • Exercise: Aerobic Exercise
    Aerobic exercise goes by many names. It’s often called endurance exercise because it’s done over long periods of time. Another common name is cardio because of its benefit to the cardiovascular system. Whatever you call it, it’s an integral part of any exercise routine, and should be a part of your daily life in some form or another. So what exactly is aerobic exercise and how can we use it to improve our health?
  • Exercise: Benefits
    We’ve all heard that exercise is good for us and that it will help us live longer, healthier lives; but what does that mean? What happens if we don’t exercise and how does our body change when we do?
  • Exercise: Energy
    Most of us probably know that if we’re going to exercise, we need to use some energy to move our muscles and burn fat. But where does that energy come from? It’s complicated.
  • Exercise: Introduction
    Exercise is a potent tool in maintaining a healthy body and we’ve known this for thousands of years. The Roman statesman Cicero extolled its benefits and the people of the Indian subcontinent have been practicing yoga for at least 5,000 years. The Greeks created the Olympics out of the respect for health and physical fitness. So we’ve known that exercise is important for a long time, but why is it important, and what is it?
  • Water
    More than any other substance, water defines our bodies and the world we live in. Over 70% of our planet’s surface is covered with water and about 60% of our body is composed of water. Despite being odorless, flavorless, colorless, and containing no caloric value, life as we know it is not possible without water. But what is it and why is it so vital?
  • Heart Health: Triglycerides
    More and more, it’s common to read about the dangers of triglycerides and how they are going to lead us to an early death. But why the hype? What’s their connection to cardiovascular disease (CVD)? And what is a triglyceride anyway?
  • Heart Health: Atherosclerosis
    So far we’ve talked about cholesterol and blood pressure, both of which are indicators of heart health. If either of them are too high, it’s indicative of an issue we need to resolve. Today, we’re going to talk about two of the underlying causes of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
  • Heart Health: Blood Pressure
    When it comes to heart health, one of the most important things to pay attention to is our blood pressure. As one of the vital signs that doctors check to get a baseline indicator of our health, a healthy blood pressure is indicative of much more than a healthy heart. First, science. Let’s start with what blood pressure is. It all starts with the heart. …
  • Heart Health: Conquering Cholesterol
    It’s never too early to start thinking about our heart health. It’s the engine that keeps our body running so we need to take care of it. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the United States has over 600,000 deaths every year from cardiovascular disease (CVD). At 70 deaths per hour that makes CVD the number one killer of Americans. The numbers don’t improve internationally. According to the World Health Organization nearly 18 million people die from CVD every year.

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