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Getting Fit and Healthy: Simple Tips to Add 30 Minutes of Activity to Your Day

Improving your fitness and health can be as simple as incorporating 30 minutes of activity into your daily routine. While this may seem challenging for those with busy schedules, it is achievable and well worth the effort. Regular physical activity can enhance your mood, boost your energy levels, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases…. Read More »

How Can I make My Lifestyle Healthier?

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It is never too late to make better healthy choices. All you need is a goal, a plan, and the desire to live better. Simple Steps Avoid Tobacco Products Do not smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco products. Tobacco use is a major risk factor for many chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Quitting… Read More »

How to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber while being low in calories. Incorporating a variety of them into your diet can help control your weight and blood pressure. Here are some easy ways to boost your fruit and veggie intake. Which Fruits and Vegetables Are Best? All fruits and vegetables are beneficial!… Read More »

The Importance of Cooling Down After a Workout

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Tips for a Smoother Recovery When it comes to working out, most of us focus on the main event: the warm-up, the exercises, and the intensity. However, what often gets overlooked is the crucial period right after your workout—the cool down. Cooling down after exercise is essential for your overall fitness and recovery, helping your… Read More »

Activity for a healthy heart

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Before diving into any exercise regimen, consult your healthcare provider. They’ll recommend safe and effective exercises tailored to your heart health and provide guidance on monitoring symptoms. Exercise & Heart Health Regular physical activity is a cornerstone of heart health, strengthening muscles, managing blood pressure, sugar, and cholesterol levels, and aiding weight control. Moderate Activity:… Read More »

How the heart works

Your heart, the hub of your circulatory system, ensures oxygen-rich blood circulates throughout your body. Situated centrally under your breastbone and tilted left, it’s shielded by your ribcage. Functioning in tandem with other systems, your heart regulates blood flow, heartbeat rhythm, and pressure. Controlled by the nervous system and hormones, it adjusts pace and vessel… Read More »

So, you’ve had a heart attack—now what?

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First off, take a deep breath. It’s a big deal, but it’s not a life sentence. Most people bounce back and lead full lives. The key? Take charge of your recovery and your health. What to Expect After Leaving the Hospital You’ll get a lot of info about meds and lifestyle changes. Your doctor will… Read More »

Keeping Your Weight in Check

Want to keep your heart healthy? Start by keeping your weight in check—it’s not just about looking good, but feeling good too! A healthy weight helps ward off diabetes, joint pain, high blood pressure, and more. In the U.S., obesity is a big issue—literally. Two-thirds of adults are overweight, and since 1991, obesity rates have… Read More »

Healthy Grilling

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Grilling is a delightful and flavorful cooking method that can be enjoyed year-round, even in colder weather. Whether you’re gathering with friends for outdoor cooking in the summer or tailgating at games during the fall and winter, the joy of grilling is undeniable. What makes it even better is that grilling can be a healthy… Read More »

Walking as Beneficial as Running for Cardiovascular Health

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For individuals not inclined toward running, or those precluded by injury from engaging in such activities, brisk walking emerges as a viable alternative. Each stride taken in the course of walking contributes meaningfully to the pursuit of cardiovascular health. Recent research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California tells us that brisk walking can be… Read More »

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