Archive for the 'Heart Health' Category

Lower Your Cholesterol with Foods

Posted on September 1, 2011 - Filed Under Heart Health, Nutrition | 2 Comments

Too much cholesterol in your blood increases your risk of developing blockages in your arteries, which limits blood flow. This narrowing and hardening of your arteries increases your risk of having a heart attack or developing other cardiovascular complications.

Your eating habits can contribute to improved cholesterol levels.
Key Points

Eat fish at least two times each week.

Eat [...]

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Happy Valentine’s Day: Do Something for Your Heart

Posted on February 14, 2011 - Filed Under Exercise, Heart Health | Leave a Comment

It’s Valentine’s Day. Have a great one spending it with people you love. Do something for your own heart too: Exercise.
Exercise is one of those rare things where the hype actually meets reality. Next to not smoking, getting regular physical activity is arguably the best thing you can do for your health.
It lowers the risk [...]

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The Simple 7

Posted on January 12, 2011 - Filed Under Blood Pressure, Exercise, Heart Health, Nutrition, Prevention, Weight Control, healthy lifestyle | 1 Comment

These are seven things you CAN control to reduce your risk for developing heart disease. The Simple 7 is brought to you by the American Heart Association.


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How a Healthy Lifestyle Helps You

Posted on July 16, 2010 - Filed Under Heart Health, healthy lifestyle | 4 Comments

I know where I want my heart disease risk to be.  You?
[Source: Harvard School of Public Health: Take Heart, underline added].


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The Heart is Awesome

Posted on March 18, 2010 - Filed Under Heart Health, Prevention | Leave a Comment

The heart fascinates me.  Always has.  Always will.  Let’s take care of it. 
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ShareWilliam D. McArdle, Frank I. Katch and Victor L. Katch, Exercise Physiology: Energy, Nutrition, and Human Performance, 6th ed (Baltimore: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2007): 317. [↩]

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Women and Heart Disease

Posted on February 4, 2010 - Filed Under Heart Health, healthy lifestyle | 1 Comment

Important message for women and everyone else to take better care of your heart.  Read more from Stacey Shipman here and also, don’t forget to check out Go Red for Women. 


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Benefits vs. Risks of Triathlon

Posted on July 28, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise, Heart Health, Prevention, healthy lifestyle | 4 Comments

“When one considers that heart disease is THE likeliest thing to kill an American, it’s hard to see that an article would only highlight the risk of these sports. Improving one’s diet and engaging in cardiovascular exercises are the two primary ways of naturally and dramatically reducing the risk of heart disease.  I posit that [...]

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Posted on May 20, 2009 - Filed Under Heart Health, Prevention | Leave a Comment

A few weeks ago I won a giveaway from Living Healthy in the Real World.  The giveaway included the book The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood.  I flipped through it real fast when I got it and saw the above picture.  Thought it was worth sharing, along with this excerpt:

“The medical truism ‘You’re only as [...]

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Exercise is NOT a Waste of Time

Posted on May 7, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise, Heart Health, Nutrition, Weight Control | 14 Comments

To those who believe exercise is a waste of time:  It’s not. 
[Note: when I say "exercise" I mean in all of its forms and also include all physical activity].
While evidence may point to eating habits having a greater effect on weight loss than exercise alone, exercise should not be brushed aside. 
Honestly, I get sick of hearing [...]

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Tha Hip Hop Doc

Posted on March 25, 2009 - Filed Under Heart Health, Prevention | 5 Comments

“Tha Hip Hop Doc” is Dr. Rani G. Whitfield, M.D.  He’s getting out the message of heart-healthier living in a different way — a hip hop way.
“It’s not just African-Americans I’m speaking to, it’s white, black, Hispanic, Asian; I’m speaking to many groups with the urban concept, the urban message.”
– Dr. Whitfield, from here.
“We’ve got [...]

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