Don’t Skip a Beat on Heart Health

February is American Heart Month, where we take time to look at what we are doing to keep our hearts healthy and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Let's take a look at five ways you can stay heart healthy this February! 1 - Eat More Fiber Fiber is beneficial for reducing GI tract transit … Continue reading Don’t Skip a Beat on Heart Health

Exercise for Heart Health

February is National Heart Month, a time to bring your health to the forefront and make changes to keep your heart pumping strong. Did you know that exercise, along with a health diet, is a key component of preventing heart disease? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to … Continue reading Exercise for Heart Health

Nutrition & Breast Cancer

Did you know that only 5 - 10% of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary? The other 90-95% is contributed to diet and lifestyle factors. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to decrease your risk of developing breast cancer! 1 - Maintain a Healthy Weight The American Cancer Society reports that … Continue reading Nutrition & Breast Cancer

3 Ways to Avoid Weekend Weight Gain

Do you find that your weekend activities throw a wrench in your healthy eating plans?  All of those graduation parties, BBQs, or even sporting events can lead to temptations, sweet indulgences or even eating on-the-run. Before your toss all of your hard work out the window, check out some of the tips below to find something … Continue reading 3 Ways to Avoid Weekend Weight Gain

Tips for Decreasing High Blood Pressure

The first leading cause of death in the US is heart disease and the third leading cause of death is stroke. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk of developing both heart disease and stroke. High blood pressure can also result in congestive heart failure, kidney disease, and blindness. High blood pressure makes your … Continue reading Tips for Decreasing High Blood Pressure

Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

True or False?: The highest predictor of high blood cholesterol is eating high cholesterol foods. False: The main culprit to raising blood cholesterol is saturated fat. True or False?: Lack of physical activity is a risk factor for heart disease. True: Regular physical activity lowers your LDL (bad cholesterol) levels and can raise your      HDL … Continue reading Cholesterol: What You Need to Know