Bad holiday habits can stress your heart

null If you plan to toast the New Year more than a few times, you could get something doctor's call "holiday heart". That's a rapid, irregular heartbeat that you get which is caused by alcohol irritating the muscle in the heart's top chamber.

Another bad holiday habit? Overeating.

Experts say even if you gain just a few pounds during the holidays, chances are, that extra weight will still be with you by this time next year, unless you make a big effort to avoid tempting holiday treats.


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