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 »

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 »

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 »

A Change of Heart

Taking care of your heart is one of the most important things you can do for your health and well-being. But, because heart health involves changing daily habits, it can require some real effort. To make the process easier, try tackling only one habit at a time. For example, if you smoke cigarettes and also… Read More »

Heart Healthy is a Family Affair

When it comes to heart health, what is good for you is good for your whole family—including its youngest members. We now know that two-thirds of teenagers have at least one risk factor for heart disease, from being overweight and “couch potato-itis” to unhealthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Even more disturbing, about one million… Read More »

Aspirin – Take with Caution

This well-known “wonder drug” is an antiplatelet medicine that can help to lower the risk of a heart attack or stroke for those who have already had one. Aspirin also can help to keep arteries open in those who have had a heart bypass or other artery-opening procedure, such as angioplasty. In addition, aspirin is… Read More »

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