February 10, 2017
When it comes to heart health, you might hear your doctor talk about your “numbers”. What are they talking about? While the heart is a complex organ with a lot of moving parts, there are a few numbers that are particularly important when gauging your heart health.
February 9, 2017
If there’s one thing that most Americans have in common, it’s that we live sedentary lifestyles. From commuting to work and spending hours behind a computer, to watching TV or surfing the internet after work, health experts have long warned that we simply sit too much.
February 8, 2017
An egg white a day… If you’re an egg lover, you may scoff at eating just the whites. After all, the yolk is the most delicious part. If you’re open to a change, utilizing just the whites of the egg every now and then can have benefits for your heart, particularly if cholesterol is a concern.
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February 7, 2017
Manage blood pressure. Control cholesterol. Reduce blood sugar. Get active. Eat better. Lose weight. Stop Smoking. There’s a reason the most talked about ways to improve your heart health also comprise the American Heart Associations’ (AHA) “Simple 7”, a list of seven lifestyle strategies that can help people lower their risk of heart disease. They work!
February 6, 2017
Know Your Numbers Taking an active role in your health can help you ensure a long and healthy life. One step in taking charge of your health is knowing your heart health, particularly three key numbers: Blood pressure Cholesterol levels Waist size
February 5, 2017
When it comes to eating heart healthy, it starts at home. But how do you know what to stock in your pantry and fridge to help make everyday meals at home more heart healthy? We want to help.
February 4, 2017
The number one killer of men and women in the U.S., you may think that gender doesn’t matter when it comes to heart disease. But it does. According to the American Heart Association, in the past 30 years, more women than men have died each year from heart disease. This could in part be due to the less obvious signs and symptoms women sometimes experience and the fact that only one in five women believe that heart disease is their greatest health threat.
February 3, 2017
Below are a few common, and often overlooked, signs that a heart attack may be approaching. To get a pulse on your heart health, make sure to see your family doctor and ask questions about your risk factors.
February 2, 2017
30 minutes a day helps keep heart disease away Did you know that by exercising as few as 30 minutes per day, you can improve your heart health and quality of life? And it doesn’t have to be hardcore, rigorous physical activity – the kind that leaves you drenched in sweat and sore for days. It can be simple, easy-to-incorporate activities like walking your dog, tossing a ball with your child, or dancing with friends.
February 1, 2017
To kick off heart month, here’s a delicious salmon recipe you can make at home. Salmon is packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The American Heart Association advises that eating salmon and other omega-3 rich foods twice a week can have benefits extending far beyond your heart.