Think Outside the Heart Shaped Box This Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is an occasion to celebrate love among partners, friends, and family. There are many ways to express appreciation for others on this day, but the most common ones are exchanging cards, giving out chocolate, and sending flowers. Although these are the typical ways to celebrate, there are many other options! This year, be…

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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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Don’t Go Breaking My Heart- Celebrate American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and a healthy heart makes for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift!  This month is dedicated to help reduce the number of lives taken each year due to heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, accounting for roughly 1 in every third…

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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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Put on your Sneakers and Go… for National Walking Day!

How do you spend your day?  Do you go to work and sit in front of a computer? Do you come home and watch TV?  Do you spend your weekends binge-watching a show on Netflix?  Are you trying to fit in some type of exercise during the day, but have no motivation?   Well, you’re…

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Celebrate American Heart Month with Heart Health Foods

Heart to Heart   Did you know that February is American Heart Month? This month is dedicated to help reduce that amount of lives taken each year due to heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, accounting for roughly 1 in every 3rd death. In order…

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Lifting the Ban On Fats

Every year health professionals are bombarded with new information from studies published all over the world. Just when we think that there’s substantial evidence to support one health claim, new studies come along to disprove it. Certainty in the health world is elusive; especially when it comes to food. This year the Dietary Guidelines Advisory…

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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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Treat Your Sweetheart to a Healthy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is often a day filled with indulgences.  Popular gifts include sugary sweets and chocolate.  But why not treat your sweetheart to a gift that’s not just thoughtful but healthy too! Check out some of the ideas below for some healthier ideas for this Valentine’s Day. Handmade Cards: Get scissors, paper and markers and…

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Recommended Calcium and Vitamin D Intakes

Calcium is necessary for our heart, nerve, and muscle function in addition to proper blood clotting. Studies have shown that low calcium intake throughout one’s life is directly associated with low bone mass and thus a higher incidence of bone fractures. In addition, studies are showing a possible link between a diet deficient in dairy…

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