• Foods with low sodium

    Foods with low sodium

    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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  • 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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  • Lower your risk of stroke

    Lower your risk of stroke

    Strokes affect middle-aged women more than men. Lower your risk by being aware of stroke causes like anger, depression, migraines & heart palpitations. You can help reduce your risk of stroke by making healthy lifestyle changes. These are the most important steps you can take to lower your risk of stroke: Keep your blood pressure

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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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  • 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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  • Learn the facts about digital devices and find out if they are keeping you awake at night

    Learn the facts about digital devices and find out if they are keeping you awake at night

    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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  • If you choose to drink, have only a moderate amount.

    If you choose to drink, have only a moderate amount.

      If you choose to drink, have only a moderate (limited) amount. This means: No more than 1 drink a day for women No more than 2 drinks a day for men Different types of beer, wine, and liquor have different amounts of alcohol. In general, 1 drink is equal to a: Bottle of beer (12

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  • Benefits of Taking an Aspirin Every Day

    Benefits of Taking an Aspirin Every Day

      Taking aspirin every day can lower your risk for heart attack, stroke, and colorectal cancer. For most people, aspirin is safe. But it’s not right for everyone. Ask your doctor about taking aspirin every day if you are age 50 to 59 and you have any of these heart disease risk factors: Smoking High

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  • Be heart-healthy on Valentine’s day

    Be heart-healthy on Valentine’s day

    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

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  • American Heart Month

    American Heart Month

    The perfect gift this Valentine’s Day is the gift of heart health. Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women.

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  • Tips To Prevent The Flu

    Tips To Prevent The Flu

    The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent

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  • Boost up your workout

    Boost up 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

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