Heart Healthy

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

Grilled Chicken

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 »


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 »


You Can Stop Smoking

The good news is that quitting smoking immediately reduces your risk of heart disease and other serious disorders, with the benefit increasing over time. Just 1 year after you stop smoking, your heart disease risk will drop by more than half. Within several years, it will approach the heart disease risk of someone who has… Read More »


Time to be Active

Regular physical activity is a powerful way to reduce your risk of heart disease. Physical activity directly helps prevent heart problems. Staying active also helps prevent and control high blood pressure, keep cholesterol levels healthy, and prevent and control diabetes. Plus, regular physical activity is a great way to help take off extra pounds—and keep… Read More »


Aim for a Healthy Weight – Part 2

Alpine Cardiology Aim for Healthy Weight

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 »


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