Lifestyle

You can exercise with AFib, and it may even help your heart

You can exercise with AFib, or atrial fibrillation, a condition where the heart beats quickly and irregularly. Regular moderate exercise is generally considered safe and effective for treating AFib patients and managing the symptoms. However, intense exercise may carry an increased risk for those with AFib, and you should talk […]
You can exercise with AFib, and it may even help your heart
Lifestyle

What is heart rate variability? How to measure HRV and what it means

Heart rate variability measures the variance in time between each heartbeat. Research has found that a lower HRV is associated with anxiety disorders and earlier death from heart diseases, while a higher HRV may indicate better cardiovascular fitness and greater resilience to stress. However, HRV is a highly-specific measurement and […]
What is heart rate variability? How to measure HRV and what it means
Lifestyle

What is bradycardia? How to know if your heart rate is too low

Bradycardia is when your resting heart rate is slower than normal. Well-trained athletes can have a resting heart rate as low as 40 or 50 bpm, and when caused by exercise, bradycardia is considered healthy. However, for others with a resting heart rate this low, bradycardia can be dangerous and […]
What is bradycardia? How to know if your heart rate is too low
Lifestyle

What is tachycardia, and when a high heart rate is dangerous

Tachycardia is when your heart rate is faster than normal. Sinus tachycardia is a normal increase in heart rate, like when you’re exercising, and it is not generally considered dangerous. Other types of tachycardia, like atrial fibrillation, cause a prolonged or recurring high resting heart rate – these types are […]
What is tachycardia, and when a high heart rate is dangerous
Tech

How to check your heart rate on an Apple Watch in 3 different ways

You can check your heart rate on an Apple Watch in a few different ways. It’s easy to check your heart rate on an Apple Watch with the Heart Rate app, which keeps track of your average, resting, and current heart rate. When you’re exercising, you can also check your […]
How to check your heart rate on an Apple Watch in 3 different ways
US

This scale reveals more than your weight — it can actually measure heart health

VIDEO: Many people try to cut down weight in order to get healthier. The truth is, however, there is much more to know than just body weight to determine one's health status. Body Cardio, a smart digital scale, is created by Withings. It can provide a wide range of information about the users' body, so they could make better health decisions.
This scale reveals more than your weight  —  it can actually measure heart health