hidden Food Lover Shares Her Fitness Journey to Loving Herself

Food Lover Shares Her Fitness Journey to Loving Herself

By: Michele Pinto, Guest Blogger and Volunteer, American Heart Association I’m Michele, a girl who has always had a big love and passion for food.  It has been an obsession my entire life.  My stomach, as my family would say, is a “bottomless pit” and I never get full.  Because of this, my weight was

hidden Check your Blood Pressure this May

Check your Blood Pressure this May

Do you know your numbers? That is a question you are starting to hear more often as health and wellness continues to evolve and become more important in everyday life. High blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels, is

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Young Stroke Survivor Goes Red For Women

Stroke is often a disease associated with the elderly.  Yet, stroke can affect anyone at any age, and in fact, it’s the No. 5 cause of death in the U.S. and the No. 3 cause of death in New Jersey. Victoria King, a resident of Magnolia, was a senior in college when she discovered that

hidden Health Crisis Remains in the Heart of Minorities

Health Crisis Remains in the Heart of Minorities

When it comes to our health, Americans have one thing in common: heart disease and stroke remain our No. 1 and No. 5 health threats.  But statistics show that these diseases may affect minorities in even higher numbers.  April is National Minority Health Month, and the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association wants you

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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