February is Heart Health Month. It is a time to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Cards are exchanged, flowers are sent, and candy is given for Valentine’s Day. February is also a time to take your health to heart. Each year, about 600,000 people die from heart disease. If you do not want be counted in this year’s numbers, you have the power to reduce your risk of developing heart problems. Today, take a step for your heart health. Each step you take to improve your health is a powerful action that can help your heart. From a better diet, to exercise, to no longer smoking, read here for some simple tips to help start your journey to improve your heart health. Read More »
National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 5, 2016. Why should you Go Red for Women? Heart disease and strokes cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year. It kills about one woman every 80 seconds. But we can change that statistic. Eighty percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented through education and action. That’s why this year we are asking that you wear red this Friday. You’ll help support educational programs to increase women’s awareness. You will also help spread awareness of critical research. Researchers hope to discover scientific knowledge about cardiovascular health. So don’t forget to wear red. Read More »
Super Bowl 50 is just around the corner. The Broncos and the Panthers are ready to play. But the Super Bowl is a lot more than football for most fans. Half of the fun is cheering with friends and family at Super Bowl parties. Many people, however, use this as an excuse for engaging in unhealthy behaviors such as overeating, drinking to excess, and breaking newly made New Year’s resolutions. Whether your team is playing, or even wins, be sure that the game is not a big loss of yardage for your health or your goals. Have a menu playbook ready for Game Day. For example, instead of fattening chips and dips, try whole-grain chips and salsa or hummus. We’ve put together some more great game day menu tips. Read More »
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