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American Heart Association: “American Heart Association Recommendations for Physical Activity in Adults,” “Lifestyle Changes for Heart Attack Prevention,” “About Fruits and Vegetables,” “Can antioxidants in fruits and vegetables protect you and your heart?” “Smoking & Cardiovascular Disease (Heart Disease).”
American Journal of Cardiology: “Sexual Activity, Erectile Dysfunction, and Incident Cardiovascular Events.”
BMJ: “Physical activity and risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, ischemic heart disease, and ischemic stroke events: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013.”
CDC: “How Much Sleep Do I Need?”
Cleveland Clinic: “Why Sex Is Good for Your Health, Especially Your Heart.”
Harvard Health Publishing: “Too much sitting linked to heart disease, diabetes, premature death.”
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: “Staying Active.”
Mayo Clinic: “Omega-3 in fish: How eating fish helps your heart,” “Strategies to prevent heart disease,” “Nuts and your heart: Eating nuts for heart health.”
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Sleep Apnea.”
National Sleep Foundation: “How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Heart.”
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: “Yoga: In Depth.”
University of Texas Medical Branch Health: “Socialization is good for your heart’s health.”
Trends in Cognition Sciences: “Perceived Social Isolation and Cognition.”
Journal of Health and Social Behavior: “Social Relationships and Health: A Flashpoint for Health Policy.”
Smokefree.gov: “Benefits of Quitting.”
Journal of the American Medical Association: “Association Between Influenza Vaccination and Cardiovascular Outcomes in High-Risk Patients: A Meta-Analysis.”
Annals of Internal Medicine: “Sedentary Time and Its Association With Risk for Disease Incidence, Mortality, and Hospitalization in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.”
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