Take Care of Your Heart this February!

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? I apologize for starting on such a somber note, but heart disease is no laughing matter, and deserves every bit of attention that it is getting. Luckily, heart disease is preventable in most cases, and diet and exercise can…

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Be In the Know for World Heart Day

Today marks a very important day for the Global Health Initiative; it’s World Heart Day! World Heart Day was started in 2012 by the World Heart Federation to bring awareness to one of the most prevalent and concerning diseases in the world, cardiovascular disease (CVD).   CVD has become more prevalent in the United States…

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9 Benefits of Walking!

International Walk to School Month, celebrated on October 7th, gives children, parents, school teachers and communities an opportunity to be part of a global event to celebrate the many benefits of walking. Walkers from around the world walk to school together to create communities that are safe places to walk.   Walk to School Day…

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8 Tips for Better Heart Health

World Heart Day is celebrated all around the nation on September 29th! World Heart Day, created by the World Heart Federation, is one of the biggest platforms to raise awareness of Cardiovascular Disease. Heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death. Every year about 17.3 million people die from heart disease and…

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Reducing Sodium Intake Slows the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease

The restriction of salt in daily food intake has been noted to lower blood pressure and reduce your risk of developing hypertension and cardiovascular disease.  While this is all very true, a recent study set to appear in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, found that reducing sodium intake provides outstanding benefits for…

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Happy American Heart Month!

While many people relate February to candy and boxed chocolate hearts, it is also the month to celebrate and educate people on the most precious kind of heart: your own. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, but what most people don’t realize is that it is preventable. Taking…

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Heart Healthy Nutrition Guidelines

To help you get started on your new healthy outlook, follow these simple suggestions for eating healthy: Limit saturated fats. Aim for less than 7% of your total daily calories from saturated fat, and choose foods that will help keep your daily cholesterol intake under 300 milligrams. Get involved in some sort of physical activity…

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Winter 2006: To Your Health

In this Issue: Celebrate the Holidays with Healthy Choices  Keep Your Food Safe this Holiday Season  New Years Resolutions for 2007  Celebrate National Healthy Weight Week  Be Rid of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Forever  Celebrate American Heart Month this February  Go Red for Women- Love Your Heart  College Students are Gaining More than Just Knowledge…

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