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Reducing Your Cholesterol

You’ve just gotten your blood work in the mail and it turns out your cholesterol is over 200.  Before […]

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Understanding Your Heart

We often take the most important muscle in our body completely for granted.  There’s only one muscle in our […]

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Stress Management

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Wise Work Strategies For Heart Health

When you’re at work, you tend to be focused on the task at hand.  That can put your health on the back burner.  But if you’re serious about keeping your heart healthy, you can use work time to an advantage.  There are plenty of simple things you can do to make work a healthy place. Whenever possible, you should take the stairs instead of the elevator.  This allows your body to get some extra physical activity built […]

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Understanding the Stress Test

Many medical tests provide information about your heart while it’s at rest, but it’s also important to know how well your heart works when you’re asking it to perform under heavier stress.  The stress test is designed to measure your heart when it’s working a little harder.  When you go to take the stress test, you’ll be hooked up to monitors with sensors.  These are not going to deliver electricity to you; they’ll simply measure your electrical […]

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Stress Management Techniques

You already know that stress can be damaging to your heart and other parts of your health.  But you may be wondering what you can do about it.  Sometimes life throws so many responsibilities at you that you feel like you’re drowning in a sea of stress.  But you don’t have to live your life in a constant state of anxiety.  The first thing to do is to look at what is causing your stress.  Is there […]

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Vitamins for Heart Health

Many people take a multi-vitamin each day to get an extra boost beyond the nutrients they get from food.  But some vitamins are more important than others when it comes to heart health. You’ll want to make sure you’re getting enough of these heart healthy vitamins.  Vitamin B6 and B12 have been found to lower the risk of heart disease.  People who have an adequate intake of these vitamins have been found to have less incidence of […]

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The Best Fruits and Veggies For Heart Health

Everyone knows you need to eat fruits and vegetables, but there are some that are even more critical when it comes to keeping your heart healthy.  Fruits and vegetables have long been known to help prevent diseases like cancer, but scientists now know that the heart receives the biggest impact from a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables.  Any fruit or vegetable when added to your diet is going to be good for you.  Still, some fruits […]

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Simple Ways to Add Fruits and Veggies to Your Heart Healthy Diet

You probably already know that you need to have a diet high in fruits and vegetables.  Somehow, though, this can be easier said than done.  The American Dietetic Association recommends that people eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables.  Here are a few helpful ideas for adding them into your diet.  This will give you the vitamins and minerals you need for a healthy heart.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  There […]

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Eating Healthy When Eating Out

When you’re trying to eat healthy, eating at a restaurant can pose a problem.  While the food is usually delicious and you didn’t have to prepare it, it can also be loaded with enemies to your heart like saturated fat and sugar.  But most menus offer some healthy selections that can make eating out both delicious and healthful.  Usually the first people look in the menu for healthy food is in the salad section.  Many salads can […]

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