• Junk Food and stress

    Junk Food and stress

    Up there with high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other major risk factors for heart disease, is stress. Studies have shown that anxiety, depression and other negative emotional states may help pave the way for heart disease by disturbing normal blood flow through the heart, causing arrhythmias (heart beats that are too fast, too slow

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  • Tick and mosquito bites

    Tick and mosquito bites

    Spending time together outdoors is good for the whole family. Don’t let bug bites ruin your fun. Most bug bites are harmless, but some mosquitoes and ticks spread viruses and bacteria that can make you sick. Some of these viruses and bacteria are very serious – and may be deadly. Mosquitoes spread viruses like Zika, West

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  • Sunlight Benefits and Danger

    Sunlight Benefits and Danger

    The sunlight gives both health benefits, and implies dangers. Read more to learn about how to get most benefits and avoid the dangers form the sunlight. THE SUNBEAMS GIVE MORE GOOD THAN BAD HEALTH EFFECTS WHEN USED WISELY For a long time we have been told to beware of the sun-rays and protect ourselves from

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  • Heart Disease Prevention

    Heart Disease Prevention

    When it comes to preventing cardiovascular disease, fitness is a powerful weapon. That’s because a sedentary lifestyle is one of the risk factors for heart disease. According to Marla Mendelson, MD, cardiologist and medical director of the Program for Women’s Cardiovascular Health at Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute in Chicago, Illinois, every woman should make fitness a

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  • Healthy Habits To Teach Your Children

    Healthy Habits To Teach Your Children

    At a time when kids are maturing emotionally and physically, it’s important to set up good nutrition habits for the future. Help your child – and your whole family – eat healthy and stay physically active. The healthy habits your child learns now can last a lifetime. What can I do to help my child

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  • Keep Active As You Get Older

    Keep Active As You Get Older

    You can take steps to stay healthy and independent as you get older.  Physical activity is good for people of all ages. Staying active can help: Lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer Improve your strength and balance so you can prevent injuries and stay independent Reduce

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  • Tips To Lower Cholesterol

    Tips To Lower Cholesterol

    Want to give your cholesterol an extra nudge in the right direction? While your genes determine how much cholesterol your body produces naturally, diet also plays a role. There are, in fact, many ways of lowering cholesterol which can also lower the risks of stroke and heart attacks. The most effective and proven way is

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  • Low sodium foods

    Low sodium foods

    Sodium is found naturally in foods, but a lot of it is added during processing and preparation. Many foods that do not taste salty may still be high in sodium. Large amounts of sodium can be hidden in canned, processed and convenience foods. To lower the amount of sodium in your diet, follow these tips

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  • Boost your workout

    Boost your workout

    Just because it’s too cold for your normal three-mile outdoor run doesn’t mean the treadmill has to be a monotonous exercise in staring at a blank wall. Check out these tips below to add some boost to your treadmill workout! ___ SPEED TRAINING Sprinting can be one of the best exercises for building muscle and

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  • Digital Devices

    Digital Devices

    Our cell phones, tablets, computers and other electronic gadgets have become such a huge part of our daily lives that it’s often hard to put them down—even at bedtime. Keeping your phone on your nightstand may not seem like a big deal, but technology affects your sleep in more ways than you realize. Whether you’re

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  • Happy Valentine’s!

    Happy Valentine’s!

    Make A Date With Your Heart! February is American Heart Month, and Valentine’s Day is a great time to start taking steps to be heart-healthy. Prevent and control high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Avoid smoking and secondhand smoke. Limit alcohol use. Maintain a healthy weight. Be active. Eat healthy. Be food-conscious. Consider making

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  • American Heart Month

    American Heart Month

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference Schedule a visit with your doctor to talk about heart health. It’s important to schedule regular check-ups even if you think you are not sick. Partner with your doctor and health care team to set goals

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