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6 ways to prevent heart disease

Written by Kathleen Connelly on 2/25/2015 6:00:00 AM

Improving your heart health it easier than you may think. Making small lifestyle changes can have a big impact on your ticker.
  1. Don’t smoke and if you do, quit
  2. Exercise for at least 30 minutes three days a week continue reading ...

Avoid the salty six

Written by Health Coach on 2/20/2015 6:00:00 AM

Pizza is one of the salty six foods identified by the American Heart AssociationThe recommend intake per day of sodium is 1,500 milligrams. It can be easy to exceed that amount because salt can sneak into your foods.

The American Heart Association has identified "The Salty Six". They are the six sodium-packed foods that we commonly consume.

Bread and rolls may not seem like they’re high in sodium, but because we eat so much bread, it can add up fast. Replace bread with lower-sodium choices like veggie wraps, whole wheat tortillas, or flatbreads when you can.  continue reading ...

Posted in: Nutrition

Heart attack warning signs in women

Written by Health Coach on 2/16/2015 6:00:00 AM

Pam Spidell, pharmacistWhile there are many things a woman can do to take care of her heart, such as eating well, not smoking, and getting plenty of exercise— many often neglect the signs of a heart attack.

"We often expect a heart attack to be obvious and dramatic, with the feeling similar to an elephant sitting on your chest," said Pam Spidell, pharmacist at Wellspring Pharmacy. "In reality, heart attacks in women can be very subtle, and are usually mistaken for something else." continue reading ...

Posted in: Wellness Tips

15 ways cardio improves heart health

Written by Carla Ficorilli on 2/11/2015 6:00:00 AM

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. Statistics show 600,000 people die from heart attacks each year in the United States, but heart disease is preventable and manageable.

Physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight and lower cholesterol and blood pressure. The Surgeon General recommends that adults should engage in moderate-intensity exercise for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. Regular exercise, especially aerobic exercise has many benefits:continue reading ...

Valentine's Day dessert: Banana nutella cheesecake

Written by Health Coach on 2/9/2015 6:00:00 AM



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