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Heart Health Day 26

Five Surprising Ways to Boost Your Heart Health

You probably know that healthy eating and regular physical activity are critically important to maintaining good heart health. But there are a number of other things you can do to give your heart an extra boost that might surprise you.

Laugh. Research has pointed to laughter having several benefits […]

2020-02-10T10:34:57-07:00February 26th, 2020|

Heart Health Day 25

Minutes Matter: Knowing the Signs Can Save a Life

When a heart attack strikes, minutes matter. Those first few minutes following a heart attack are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient. According to the National Institutes of Health, about half of those who die from heart attacks will die within an […]

2020-02-10T10:34:10-07:00February 25th, 2020|

Heart Health Day 24

Heart Health at Any Age

Things change as we get older. How you took care of yourself in your 20s might be very different from how you take care of yourself today. That said, it’s important to understand what you should keep in mind as you age. Check out these pointers on what to remember as […]

2020-02-10T10:33:28-07:00February 24th, 2020|

Heath Health Day 23

Got Kids? Give ‘Em Heart!

As a parent, there are a number of great reasons to get your kids to think of their health as a priority. And there are a number of great ways to help them do that, including regular physical activity.

Creating a more active family lifestyle can be done anytime, anywhere. Family walks […]

2020-02-10T10:32:59-07:00February 23rd, 2020|

Heath Health Day 22

We Heart Dessert

How many of us want to beat a hasty path to the freezer for a few scoops of ice cream after dinner? While it’s nice to treat yourself from time to time, it’s important to keep the decadent desserts as a special treat, rather than an every-night occurrence.

Luckily for your sweet tooth, some […]

2020-02-10T10:32:14-07:00February 22nd, 2020|

Heart Health Day 21

Sleeping Beauty

Consistently getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most beneficial things you can do for the health of your mind and body. And it’s particularly important for your heart. Even though it keeps beating after you close your eyes, it benefits from the lowered blood pressure that happens when you drift off […]

2020-02-10T10:31:31-07:00February 21st, 2020|

Heart Health Day 20

Your Once-A-Year Day: Annual Screenings are Good for Your Heart

Playing an active role in your preventive health is a key factor in preventing heart disease and managing your risk factors for heart problems. And one of the best preventive health measures is your annual check-up with your primary care provider. Even if you don’t have […]

2020-02-10T10:30:54-07:00February 20th, 2020|

Heart Health Day 19

It Does That? Fun Facts About Your Hard-Working Heart

Your heart is one hard-working muscle – a fascinating, giant pump that’s working every second of every minute of every day. It’s working hard for you, so let these fun facts about your heart inspire you to work a little harder to keep it healthy.

  1. Your adult […]
2020-02-10T10:30:18-07:00February 19th, 2020|

Heart Health Day 18

How to Have a Heart-to-Heart about Health

Understanding the risk factors, signs and symptoms of heart disease can have a big impact on the likelihood of a positive outcome and a strong recovery when issues arise. Besides recognizing these in yourself, it’s also important to be able to recognize them in your loved ones and be […]

2020-02-10T10:28:59-07:00February 18th, 2020|

Heart Health Day 17

How Weight Weighs on Your Heart

Many of us have made New Years resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier and exercise. When we don’t always follow through, it’s not because we don’t want to be healthier. More often, life just gets in the way.

But even with life’s challenges, it’s important for us to find ways to […]

2020-02-10T10:41:58-07:00February 17th, 2020|