Fruits and Vegetables for Heart Health

Fruits and vegetables are essential to your diet. But it can get overwhelming figuring out what would be good for your heart health. The American Heart Association has given amazing tips on how to add more fruits and vegetables to your heart-healthy diet. (via Healthy For Good) According to the AHA, "filling at least half … Continue reading Fruits and Vegetables for Heart Health

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Why Get Active?

We've talked about the importance of knowing numbers and getting active. But we have to start thinking of why. Here are some ways to remember why it's important to be active. (via Healthy For Good) Tap into what can motivate you in the first place. The health benefits of regular physical activity are definitely beneficial. Regular activity can … Continue reading Why Get Active?

Putting the “Super” in Superfoods

Superfoods are described as nutrient-rich foods beneficial for health and well-being. During Heart Health Month, start exploring these amazing foods to add to your healthy diet. (via Healthy For Good) Beans & Legumes Economical, plant-based source of protein Provide fiber, magnesium, and phytonutrients Berries High level of flavonoids Can lower risk of heart attack in women Dark Leafy … Continue reading Putting the “Super” in Superfoods

Stroke: What To Look Out For and When To Call For Help

A stroke can happen at any time. Here are some ways that you can think on your feet F.A.S.T. and know when it's time to call 9-1-1 (via Stroke Association) F: Face Drooping Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven or … Continue reading Stroke: What To Look Out For and When To Call For Help

A Guide Through Cholesterol Prevention

When navigating cholesterol prevention, a simple way to remember is through the three C's:  Check Change Control Why should we care about cholesterol? the American Heart Association (AHA) states that knowing your cholesterol levels is important because high cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. Since cholesterol is a … Continue reading A Guide Through Cholesterol Prevention

Getting To Know Your Heart Rate

Exercise and physical activity are one of the best ways to keep your heart healthy. Knowing your heart rate is a great way to see if you're on the right track during your workout, or maybe even doing too much. You can see below a great chart in order to see your target and maximum … Continue reading Getting To Know Your Heart Rate

Food For The Heart: Portions vs. Serving Sizes

Portion sizes and serving sizes have usually meant that the amount of food we get is equal to the nutrient we need. However, portions have grown dramatically in recent years, from grocery stores to restaurants. This means that "big portion sizes can mean you’re getting more food than your body can stomach to maintain a healthy … Continue reading Food For The Heart: Portions vs. Serving Sizes