Category Archives: Healthy Heart

Information for keeping your heart healthy.

September is Cholesterol Awareness Month

What you need to know about high blood cholesterol High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. In fact, the higher your cholesterol, the greater the risk of developing heart disease or having a heart … Continue reading

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Stress!

Stress can be physical or mental. It can complicate diabetes by distracting you from proper care or affecting blood glucose levels directly. Learning to relax and making lifestyle changes can help reduce mental stress. Stress results when something causes your … Continue reading

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ABC’s of Heart Disease

Keeping your ABCs in check can also help you lower your risk for heart disease and stoke. The ABCs are an easy way to remember some of the most important health issues related to diabetes. As a man with diabetes, … Continue reading

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S-T-R-E-T-C-H

Loosen up with gentle, simple S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S! Before you start exercising, you may find it helpful to stretch you muscles. Proper stretching will increase your flexibility and minimize your chances of pulling a muscle. By following this simple routine, you can … Continue reading

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Types of Exercise

Types of Exercise A comprehensive physical activity routine includes three kinds of activities: Aerobic Exercise Strength Training Flexibility Exercises You should also look for additional ways to be active throughout the day. See our tips below for ideas to be more active throughout the … Continue reading

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Salt and High Blood Pressure

Americans consume too much sodium. High sodium consumption raises blood pressure, and high blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.1 Heart disease and stroke are the nation’s first and third leading causes of death.2   Salt … Continue reading

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Can fiber help me lose weight?

  Two important lifestyle factors can affect your body weight more than any other.   The first is work-related physical activity. Individuals that walk and stay mobile as part of their jobs are less likely to be overweight. The second … Continue reading

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Eat in Season

  Spring is officially right around the corner, March 20th to be exact. Include these powerhouse fruits and veggies in your diet. They will be fresher, cheaper and more available now. Strawberries Strawberries are available year-round in most areas of … Continue reading

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Milan Style Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients: 10 Brussels Sprouts, whole or cut in half 1/2 Tbsp Olive Oil 1/3 cup water 1 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese, grated 1 Tbsp bread crumbs (optional) salt to taste Directions: Prepare the vegetables; cut the larger ones in half so … Continue reading

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Reducing Stress Can Save Your Life

We’re often told that stress is bad for our health. But the truth is, the link between stress and heart disease isn’t entirely clear. Studies have shown that when you’re stressed your body releases adrenaline into your blood stream, causing … Continue reading

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