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Aim for a Healthy Weight – Part 2

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Seven Secrets of Weight Management If you have ever tried to take off weight, you know that it’s more than a matter of promising yourself that you’ll eat less and move more. You also need to mentally prepare yourself for new behaviors. Here are some tips for getting and staying in a healthy weight mindset…. Read More »

Aim for a Healthy Weight – Part 1

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Getting Started Losing weight and keeping it off can be a challenge. It is frustrating to work hard to lose the weight and then see it starting to creep up. Below are some helpful tips to help you lose the weight and then to keep it off. Eat for health Choose a variety of nutritious… Read More »

Figuring Out Fat

How much fat you may include in your diet depends on how many calories you consume daily and whether you have high cholesterol or heart disease. If you do NOT have high cholesterol or heart disease the saturated fat in your diet should be less than 10% of your daily calories. Total fat should be… Read More »

Give Your Heart a Little TLC

  If your LDL cholesterol is above your goal level, you should start on the TLC eating plan right away. Consuming foods that are high in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol contributes to high levels of LDL cholesterol. On the TLC Eating Plan you should aim for: Less than 7 percent of the day’s total… Read More »

Taking Charge: An Action Plan for Heart Health

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The last several weeks in our Guide to a Healthy Heart we have spent time talking about risk factors. What they are and how they affect your heart health. Understanding what your risk factors for heart disease will help you and your healthcare team create a plan of action. According to research you can greatly… Read More »

Risk Factors Specific to Women

This week in our A Guide to a Healthy Heart series we will continue talking about other risk factors for heart disease. There are some factors that are specific to women and hormone usage, both for menopause and for birth control. Menopausal Hormone Therapy Menopausal hormone therapy was once thought to help ward off heart… Read More »

What Else Affects Heart Disease?

What else Affects Heart Disease?

Continuing our series, A guide to a Healthy Heart talking about other things that can contribute to heart disease. A number of other factors affect heart disease, including certain health conditions, medicines, and other substances. Read on to discover what you need to know to reduce your risk of heart disease. Stress There are a number… Read More »

Diabetes and Heart Disease

Diabetes and Heart Disease

As we continue our series A guide to a Healthy Heart we want to talk about diabetes and the role it can play in heart disease and strokes. Cardiovascular disease is the cause of death in over 65% of people who have diabetes. Diabetic women are especially at high risk of dying of heart disease… Read More »

Weight and Heart Disease

Part of a heart healthy lifestyle is maintaining your weight in a normal range. A healthy weight is important for your overall wellbeing, not just your heart. Maintaining a healthy weight helps prevent diabetes, joint pain, breathing issues, blood pressure and so much more. In the United States two-thirds of adults are overweight. Obesity in… Read More »

Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

In our last article we talked about different types of cholesterol and that your body needs some cholesterol to properly function. That too much of one and not enough of the other puts you at risk for heart disease. There are things you can do to help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise your… Read More »

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