Keep Your Numbers in Check for a Healthy 2018

Blood pressure and cholesterol.  Two words you often hear in relation to your health, but what do they mean?  And how can you lower these numbers in order to reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke? What is blood pressure? Blood pressure refers to the force of the blood flowing through your blood vessels.  When you get a blood [...]

By |January 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Be Healthy For Good This Year

A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease and it’s not as hard as you may think!  Make simple steps part of your life in 2018 for long-term benefits to your health and your heart. You can start by knowing how many calories you should be eating and drinking to maintain your weight. Nutrition and [...]

By |January 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Resolutions You Should Make This Year

The New Year is a time of resolutions and goal-making. Why not choose to make your health your priority for 2018? Whether the change is big or small, any step towards living a healthier life is a step to be proud of! Check out these 5 lifestyle changes you can make this year to improve your health. Know Your Numbers [...]

By |December 18th, 2017|Categories: healthy|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How to be a mindful eater this holiday season

It’s the most wonderful time of year! The Holiday season brings family traditions, shopping discounts, colder weather, holiday parties and most of all, a lot of food! While we start to indulge more in foods high in fat and sugar this season, we tend to forget our everyday eating habits, creating more risk for heart disease and stroke.  It’s important [...]

By |December 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips for a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends, but sometimes stress can turn us into a holiday Grinch.  During the season of giving, we often feel burdened with a long to-do list and packed schedules.  And this can mean we forget about our health. Recent research published by the American Heart Association showed that heart-related deaths spike [...]

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Thankful For Research

By Emily Straley, Guest Blogger When the holidays are near, we are reminded to be grateful during this giving season. It is the season of giving gifts, of giving time, of giving good will…and most importantly, of giving thanks. I was born with a congenital heart defect. At three months old, I had open-heart surgery. Since then I have had numerous [...]

Thank a Caregiver this November

November is a time of year where gratitude is expressed and many reflect on the past year, count blessings, help others in need, and enjoy time with family and friends. With National Caregivers month also being a big part of November, we’re reminded to honor and support family caregivers for stepping up and taking on the role to care for [...]

By |November 29th, 2017|Categories: caregiver, Caregiver's Month, heart health, stroke|1 Comment

Surviving the Holidays After Stroke

By Patricia Raya, Guest Blogger, Stroke Survivor The holidays are around the corner. While these occasions are meant to be filled with joy and happiness with family and friends, sometimes they become a bit stressful and can cause anxiety. Often there is a lot of pressure to have the perfect holiday. For the person affected by stroke feelings of stress, [...]

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

What does diabetes have to do with heart health? The two are connected in more ways than you think! Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease than adults without diabetes. Diabetes is treatable, but even when glucose levels are under control it greatly increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. That’s [...]

By |October 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to “Eat Smart” this November

As we get closer to the Holiday season and colder weather approaches, it is easy to get “off track” with your eating and exercise routine. Who doesn’t want to reach for that bacon wrapped hot dog over the vegetable tray?  Living a healthy lifestyle is all about balance and with Eat Smart Day kicking off Eat Smart Month on November [...]

By |October 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments