Sleep Week: 3 Signs Stress Is Disrupting Your Sleep

It's a known fact that stress can take heavily disrupt a person's quality of sleep. According to the Sleep Foundation, stress is a big factor because "feeling stressed out increases your physiological and psychological arousal in ways that are incompatible with the state your body and mind need to enter relaxed, restorative sleep". This constant … Continue reading Sleep Week: 3 Signs Stress Is Disrupting Your Sleep

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Shop Local: The Benefits of Shopping Local Food

One of the best ways to start eating healthily is getting food right from the source. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, "food purchased at farmers markets often is more affordable and tastes better than at commercial grocery stores because it is locally grown and naturally ripened. Buying locally grown food also helps … Continue reading Shop Local: The Benefits of Shopping Local Food

March is National Nutrition Month: Go Further With Food

March is National Nutrition Month. One of the best ways to have a nutritious day is to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet. About 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables. Eatright.org has given us an amazing list of how to do so during this month: 1. Variety abounds when … Continue reading March is National Nutrition Month: Go Further With Food

Simple Steps to be a Heart Healthy Family

Being heart healthy is not just an individual journey--it can be something that the whole family can be part of. Here are ways to make more time for the whole family  and be more heart healthy: 1. Plan a weekly menu, go shopping and prep your meals. Planning, grocery shopping and meal prep days are great … Continue reading Simple Steps to be a Heart Healthy Family

Healthy Substitutions For Heart Health

Often times, the reason why we crave certain food is not just because of the taste, but its texture as well. Food textures play a big role in whether we like or dislike certain foods, especially with the food that we crave. Here are some suggestions on satisfying your cravings with nutritious snacks of a … Continue reading Healthy Substitutions For Heart Health

Learning The Signs Of Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function in a person, who may or may not has diagnosed heart disease. The time and mode of death are unexpected. It occurs instantly or shortly after symptoms appear. Each year, more than 350,000 emergency medical services-assessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. Cardiac arrests can happen … Continue reading Learning The Signs Of Cardiac Arrest

Staying Heart Healthy in Cold Weather

Southern California is experiencing a bit of a cold spell. But chilly weather should not be detrimental to have a heart-healthy lifestyle. Here are some benefits to keeping an active lifestyle during colder weather. No heat and humidity to deal with. Winter’s chill might even make you feel awake and invigorated. You may be able to … Continue reading Staying Heart Healthy in Cold Weather