Being A Heart-Healthy Sports Fan

Spring brings great weather for tailgates and buying tickets to see your favorite teams play! Whether you’re a fan of soccer, baseball, tennis, or lacrosse – being a sports fan can sometimes be tough on your health. Tailgate parties often feature fried or fatty foods that are washed down with sugary soft drinks. This season, choose leaner meats like turkey [...]

Your Non-Smoking Life

When you pick up a habit, it’s hard to imagine life without it. Quitting smoking may make you feel as though you’ve lost some pleasure in your life. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Cigarette smokers have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. It can rob you of your good cholesterol, raise your blood pressure temporarily, increase [...]

By |April 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meditate to Keep Your Health in Check

We all get stressed, but we don’t realize the toll that it is taking on our bodies. Taking a few minutes to relax each day could help you lower your risks of cardiovascular disease. Stress is your body’s natural alarm system that can cause your breathing to quicken and heart rate and blood pressure to rise. Meditation is a practice [...]

Spring Into A Healthy Lifestyle With Your Kids!

The weather is warming up and it’s time to get out and play! The best way to lead your child to a healthy lifestyle is to set a positive example yourself. Today, one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese. If healthy eating habits and physical activity are encouraged at home, you can help your child develop [...]

A Better Night’s Sleep For A Healthier Heart

If you’re constantly cutting out hours of sleep to catch up on the things that you can’t get done during the day, you may want to rethink your habits. Not getting enough Z’s can actually affect cardiovascular health. Researchers have found that sleep issues, especially not sleeping enough, obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia can influence the risk of obesity, high [...]

Easy Exercises for Couch Potatoes

At the end of a long day, all we want to do is unwind, lay on the couch and watch some TV. Relaxation time is important, but sometimes staying on the couch becomes a bad habit and we become sedentary. About 80% of Americans don’t get the recommended amount of physical activity. We face obstacles such as being too busy, [...]

Pets Protect You From Heart Disease

Are you obsessed with your pet? Well, we don’t blame you! They are cute, cuddly, fun, and could be good for your heart! Everyone knows that dogs love a good walk. Dog owners who walk their dogs are more likely to achieve the recommended level of physical activity.  In a study of more than 5,200 adults, dog owners engaged in [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Allentown Entrepreneur to Lead Community Teams for Central NJ Heart Walk

Ann Laurie Fratticcioli, chairwoman of the Community Teams Committee for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Central New Jersey Heart Walk and owner of Ann Laurie, LLC in Allentown, NJ. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recently announced Ann Laurie Fratticcioli of Ann Laurie, LLC in Allentown, NJ, will serve as chair of the [...]

Go Red and the Twist Saved My Life

By Kathy Goss, Guest Blogger In 2006, while shopping at Macy’s, I purchased a Red Dress pin in support of the Go Red for Women movement.  I did this in honor of my sister Roberta, who died from a massive heart attack at the age of 42.  Just a week before I picked up some information provided by the American [...]

The 3 M’s of Stroke Recovery: Music, Meditation, and Meals

 By: Patricia Raya, BS, RN,C, MBA and Brain Injury Survivor I am a music geek; I have been playing the clarinet since the 4th grade. Music has always been an important part of my life and of who I am. After my stroke, my family told me that they brought in a CD player and played some of my favorite [...]

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