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Support each other and support your heart health

Support each other and support your heart health

February marks American Heart Month. Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we join forces with others. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. About 90 percent of middle-aged people and…

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Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions by Playing it S.M.A.R.T.

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions by Playing it S.M.A.R.T.

It can happen to the best of us. As the new year begins, you come up with a list of resolutions to help make you feel and look better and to keep you healthy. Everything goes well for a couple of weeks—you’re exercising, eating well and getting plenty of sleep. Then, as January progresses and you get back into the day-to-day routines of your life, those resolutions end up trashed like last month’s Christmas tree. How do you make sure…

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Staying healthy with a Mediterranean Diet

Staying healthy with a Mediterranean Diet

Whether you are kicking yourself because you haven’t started your New Year’s resolution and it’s almost Groundhog Day or you are starting to retreat to old bad habits, sticking with a regular healthy diet is still the key to better health. Maybe procrastination set in because trying to pick a diet became too much–Keto, Paleo, Dash, Whole 30–oh my! Where do you start? As with any new program–check in with your doctor first. But you can get a head start…

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