Heart Beat: May 2016

Sleep schedules, yoga, high cholesterol, and Traditional Chinese exercises

The right amount of sleep for good heart health is more than four hours a night, but not necessarily more than eight hours. A small study found that practicing yoga helps individuals with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (afib) manage their symptoms and enjoy a greater quality of life. A recent study found that the genetic cholesterol disorder called familial hypercholesterolemia may be twice as common as previously imagined. Traditional Chinese exercises, such as Tai Chi, may boost the well-being of individuals living with heart disease.
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