• Thanksgiving Tips

    Thanksgiving Tips

    Thanksgiving is about enjoying time with our family and celebrating with traditional foods we know and love. However, the holiday can impact the time we usually reserve for our healthy routines and involve meals that are not exactly made to be heart-healthy! To keep your diet and health in check over the Thanksgiving holiday, try

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  • Happy Movember

    Happy Movember

    Remember to get your prostate checked! What is prostate cancer? The prostate is a gland located immediately below the bladder, in front of the bowels. It produces fluid that protects and enriches sperm. Prostate cancer occurs when some of the cells in the prostate reproduce far more rapidly than normal, resulting in a tumour. If

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  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to

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  • Signs of Depressions

    Common symptoms of depression include guilt, irritability, and having a feeling of sadness that won’t go away. Being in a “blue mood” sometimes is a normal part of life. If you lose a loved one or are laid off from your job, it is natural to be sad. When you have depression symptoms because of a stress that has

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  • Important of knowing your target heart rate

    Important of knowing your target heart rate

    How do you get your heart rate on target? When you work out, are you doing too much or not enough? There’s a simple way to know: Your target heart rate helps you hit the bull’s eye. “We don’t want people to over-exercise, and the other extreme is not getting enough exercise,” says Gerald Fletcher, M.D.,

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  • Enjoy health benefits of these superfoods!

    Enjoy health benefits of these superfoods!

    The weather is getting cooler, but fall is the time to start eating some of these Fall superfoods and enjoy their health benefits! Apples Sweet or tart, apples are satisfying eaten raw or baked into a delicious dish. Just be sure to eat the skin—it contains hearty-healthy flavonoids. Health benefits include: Full of antioxidants 4

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  • Protect Yourself from Seasonal Flu

    Protect Yourself from Seasonal Flu

    Everyone age 6 months and older needs to get a flu shot (vaccine) every year. The seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from the flu. For many people, the seasonal flu is a mild illness. But sometimes, the flu can be dangerous or even deadly. The flu: Is linked to

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  • Healthy Snacks

    Snacks don’t need to be unhealthy. There are plenty of options for healthy snacks that give your kids important nutrients and help control hunger between meals. Try these healthy snack ideas. “Ants on a log” (celery with peanut butter and raisins) Fresh or canned fruit (canned in 100% juice, not syrup) with fat-free or low-fat yogurt

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  • Keep Your Heart Healthy

    Take steps today to lower your risk of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. To help prevent heart disease, you can: Eat healthy. Get active. Stay at a healthy weight. Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke. Control your cholesterol (“koh-LEHS-tuh-rahl”) and blood pressure.

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  • Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Diabetes (“dy-ah-BEE-teez”) is a leading cause of disability and death in the United States. Diabetes increases the risk of serious health problems like: Blindness Nerve damage Kidney disease Heart disease Stroke The good news is that you can do a lot to prevent or delay getting type 2 diabetes, including: Watching your weight Eating healthy

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  • Heart-Healthy Foods

    When it comes to your heart, what you eat matters. Follow these tips for heart-healthy eating: Eat less saturated and trans fat. Stay away from fatty meats, fried foods, cakes, and cookies. Cut down on sodium (salt). Look for the low-sodium or “no salt added” types of canned soups, vegetables, snack foods, and lunch meats.

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  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    One in 3 children in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to

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