Healthy Travel Tips for the Holiday Season

By Jenna Werner, Guest Blogger, Registered Dietitian at Happy Slim Healthy  Traveling is such a special & exciting thing. We get to get away for a few days (or more) explore a new place, relax & recharge and get out of our daily routines. All of this sounds amazing, until we realize that sometimes getting out of our routine can [...]

By |December 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Healthy Holiday Recipes

Dinner rolls, casseroles, pies – oh my! Our holiday dinners can be filled to the brim with unhealthy recipes. Then we try to commit to getting healthier in the New Year and often fall short. The earlier you start on your health goals, the more successful you will be! Healthy doesn’t necessarily mean giving up the foods you love. Just [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Staying Warm With An Indoor Workout

The desire to stay in shape may start to lessen when the temperatures drop and all you want to do is stay inside snuggled by the fire. But don’t give up on your health goals just because winter is beginning to show its face! There are plenty exercises that can be done in the comfort of your own home so [...]

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Adding Color to Thanksgiving Dinner

During the holidays, our traditional meals can often lack nutritional aspects when we opt for more fats and carbs. Healthy eating goes out the window and we wait for the New Year to get back on track. An easy first step to eating healthy is to include colorful fruits and vegetables at every meal. Instead of putting your health goals [...]

By |November 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eat Smart In November!

By Bob Hilkert, Guest Blogger, Global Program Clinical Head at Novartis, and American Heart Association New Jersey Board Member. Virtually no American adults and less than one percent of children meet the American Heart Association’s definition of ideal cardiovascular health, due to health factors, like poor diet, inadequate physical activity, and being overweight or obese. With nearly twelve percent and nine percent [...]

By |November 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

8 Ways to Hack Your Holiday Recipes

Hacking a few of your traditional recipes this holiday season is smart for your heart. November is Eat Smart Month which is a great time to take a hard look at your recipes and incorporate simple swaps to make your favorite dishes healthier for the whole family. The American Heart Association recommends adults eat at least 4.5 cups of fruits [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Have A Heart-Healthy Halloween

The costumes are ready and the countdown to October 31st has begun! While we may have Halloween on the brain, we can also use this time to give a little more thought to heart health. Nearly 1 in 3 kids or teens in the U.S. are overweight or obese, but that’s no reason to get spooked! Check out these tips [...]

By |October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

My Stroke Changed My Life

By Toni Guzman, Guest Blogger and stroke survivor. Richard (left) and Toni Guzman (right). On the days leading up to my stroke on January 7, 2017, I chalked up my 'not feeling right’ to being run down from the holidays that had just passed. I was experiencing tingling in my fingers, which I attributed to falling asleep on [...]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

5 Heart-Healthy Indoor Activities

With fall comes the unpredictability of weather. While it could be warm one day, it could be raining, cold, or even snowing the next! We can’t let bad weather keep us from being heart-healthy. Along with eating right and being active, real health includes getting enough sleep, practicing mindfulness, managing stress, keeping mind and body fit, connecting socially, and more. [...]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why You Should Eat More Pumpkin

How can you think of October and not think of pumpkins? We carve them, we use them as decoration, and you can even add them into your meals! The American Heart Association recommends eating eight or more fruit and vegetable servings every day, so try incorporating pumpkin into your diet this fall. Fresh foods are often less expensive during their [...]

By |October 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments