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10 vices that are good for you

Posted: 11:30 AM EST Jan 23, 2014

Many of life's greatest indulgences bring big health benefits. Health.com rates the 10 vices that are actually good for you.

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Many of life's greatest indulgences bring big health benefits. Health.com rates the 10 vices that are actually good for you.

Healthy Heart: Features

Is sex safe after heart attack?

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Experts say that people can have sex after their heart attacks. In fact, the more you exercise -- including having sex -- the better your odds.

How do foods get heart-check mark?

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If you want to find foods that can help keep your heart healthy, a special insignia from the American Heart Association could help guide you at the grocery store.

Could you have an arrhythmia?

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Arrhythmias may not cause any signs or symptoms. In fact, your doctor might find you have an arrhythmia before you do, during a routine examination.

How much exercise should you be getting?

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As a general goal, aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.

Does daily aspirin have health benefits?

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Daily aspirin therapy can be a lifesaving option, but it's not for everyone. Get the facts before considering a daily aspirin.

Five 'healthy' foods that may not be

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Many foods that you think have health benefits may hold hidden dangers for your diet.

Which diets are most effective?

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U.S. News evaluated some of the most popular diets, using input from health experts to assist with their rankings. Take a look at the top-five ranked diets.

Recognize the signs of a heart attack

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Most heart attack victims wait two hours or more after symptoms begin before seeking treatment, and that delay can be deadly.

What to ask your doctor about heart disease

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During your next visit to the doctor, consider asking these questions to see if you could be at risk for heart disease.

Eat your way to a healthy heart

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A healthy diet can help alleviate three major risk factors for heart disease. Find out what such a diet entails.

Healthy Heart: Extras

What are unhealthiest fast-food items?

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It's no secret that fast-food items aren't always the healthiest option. But what items are the worst? Find out which fast-food items contain the most calories.

Be careful of your heart when shoveling

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When shoveling, use these tips to protect your heart and your health.

5 foods your heart will thank you for eating

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It's no fun to cut out salty snacks and red meat, but tasty alternatives can help you stay proactive about heart health without eating boiled chicken and rice cakes.

Mediterranean diet: A heart-healthy eating plan

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Find out how following a Mediterranean diet can benefit your health.

What are unhealthiest fast-food items?

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It's no secret that fast-food items aren't always the healthiest option. But what items are the worst? Find out which fast-food items contain the most calories.

Take care of your heart when shoveling

Snowed In

When shoveling, use these tips to protect your heart and your health.

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