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Heart Health Day 29

Thank you for joining us on this 29-day journey of heart health. We hope you’ve found it helpful and that you’ve learned something about your heart that you may not have known before.

Remember, heart health isn’t about a crash diet. It’s not about getting up at 5 am to run 10 miles every day or […]

2020-02-10T10:37:18-07:00February 29th, 2020|

Heart Health Day 28

Did You Brush? The Surprising Link Between Dental Health and Your Heart

How well do you take care of your teeth and gums? Some research has shown a link between poor oral health and poor heart health. Studies have shown a link between gum disease and increased heart disease risk and that poor oral health can […]

2020-02-10T10:36:32-07:00February 28th, 2020|

Heart Health Day 27

Heart Disease: An Unwanted Heirloom

You’ve got your father’s eyes, your grandmother’s laugh, but what about your uncle’s heart disease? While many inherited traits are good, others – like heart disease – aren’t. It’s important to know how your family’s history with heart disease can affect your own heart health.

If you don’t know your family’s full […]

2020-02-10T10:35:34-07:00February 27th, 2020|

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|