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Tips for Staying Cool When Exercising in the Summer Heat

Learn how to stay safe while exercising in the outdoor heat. It's time to take your winter treadmill routine outdoors to the parks. The days are long and warm. The trails radiate heat. Summer is here and you're prepared to sweat! But before you lace up your running shoes, read these eight tips to keep your cool. Safety ti...

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Step-by-Step: Exercising With Heart Disease

Having coronary artery disease or another heart problem needn’t keep you from being fit. Find out why doctors advise exercise and learn the steps to working out safely. A monitored exercise program, such as cardiac rehab, is usually advised for someone who has severe heart disease, is recovering from a heart attack or has had heart surger...

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Exercise for Cholesterol Management – Best Practices

This week we continue our discussion about cholesterol, as September is . According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 71 million US adults (~35% of the population) are living with elevated total cholesterol (>200 mg/dL). It is well documented that elevated total cholesterol has been associated with greater risk...

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5 Surprising Facts About High Blood Pressure

What you don’t know about high blood pressure could hurt you. High blood pressure affects one in three Americans,1 yet many people with the condition don’t know they have it. Uncontrolled raises the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the Un...

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May is High Blood Pressure Month

What Is High Blood Pressure? What is high blood pressure and why is it dangerous? Get the answers to your blood pressure FAQs here. At each doctor visit, one of the first things the nurse does is check your blood pressure. Why is this measurement so important? Here are the facts. What is blo...

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Energy-Boosting Coconut Green Tea

Tea is one of the simplest drinks you can prepare, and it happens to be one of the healthiest as well. The great thing about it is that there are various types of tea to please everyone’s palate, and you can add more ingredients to further enhance the taste and the nutritional profile. But out of all the varieties sold in the market, green tea is...

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The Top 10 Reasons Men Put Off Doctor Visits

Visiting your physician for an annual checkup is a simple – and essential – step to keeping your heart healthy and your self healthy. Why, then, do some men refuse to go to the doctor regularly? Here are 10 reasons why many men skip this important appointment. (And, more importantly, 10 ways to counter those reasons and get yourself or a perso...

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe

Healthy pizza? It’s not an oxymoron… it’s entirely possible, courtesy of the wonder vegetable cauliflower. Unlike some stronger flavored cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and Brussels sprouts, cauliflower is mild and takes on the taste of whatever you cook it with. This is why cauliflower makes an excellent substitute for mashed potatoes ...

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Is Magnesium the Missing Link in Your Heart Healthy Routine?

Magnesium is a mineral important to the health of every cell and organ in your body, especially your heart, kidneys and muscles. Symptoms of a deficiency can include unexplained fatigue or muscle weakness, abnormal heart rhythms, eye twitches and muscle spasms. Unfortunately, determining a deficiency of magnesium from a simple blood sample isn't p...

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