Tag Archives: preventing heart disease

A 20-Minute Walk Can Help Your Heart

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that walking an extra 2,000 steps each day can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by 8% for people with impaired glucose tolerance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes. Diabetics and people with impaired glucose tolerance are at significantly higher risk for cardiovascular […]

Heart Healthy Foods

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Heart disease can come in many forms, some of which are congenital — meaning that you’re born with them. But many forms of heart disease are preventable with healthy lifestyle choices like not smoking, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet. One such component of a […]

Heart Smart: How to Prevent Heart Disease

During the month of February the American Heart Association asks the nation to raise awareness about heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of the death in the U.S. Over one quarter of all deaths are from heart disease. It is also a major cause of disability. The risk of heart disease increases as […]

Fryer-less February for Heart Health!

Want to get healthier? Kick fried foods to the curb for your best mental and physical health. Fried foods don’t just feed your waistline, they can also cause heart disease, exacerbate high blood pressure, clog arteries, and tend to be “trigger foods” for those who suffer from acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome. Here are […]