Stress Management

Stress 9-1-1: How To Save Your Health (and Your Sanity!)

While stress is an inevitable part of life, too much stress can be a major roadblock to your health and well-being. A recent study in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes even found that the combination of stress and depression was associated with a nearly 50% greater chance of …

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New Health Research

The Key to Longevity? Cardio Fitness May Play a Role

We all know that exercise is good for us — especially aerobic or “cardio” exercise that gets our heart rates up. But recent research highlights just how critical the role of cardiovascular fitness is for our long-term life expectancy. Researchers found that poor cardiorespiratory fitness combined with other risk factors …

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Better Sleep

Paybacks for Lost Sleep

Are you getting enough sleep? Chronic sleep deprivation or accumulating “sleep debt,” can leave you feeling tired, listless and sleepy on a daily basis. Most people need around seven to eight hours of sleep. Until you get the shut-eye your body needs, it won’t function as efficiently, your health will …

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Nutrition Tips

Salt vs. Sodium – What’s The Difference?

If you think salt and sodium are the same thing, you’re not alone. But you’re also not necessarily correct. This common misconception confuses a lot of people, but the difference can greatly affect the quality of your diet. Sodium vs. Salt Here’s a clear way to distinguish between the sodium …

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Active Lifestyles

The Dangers of Sitting Too Much (And What to Do About It)

For many of us, the average day involves a lot of time spent sitting. At our desk for most of the workday. In the car during our commutes or running errands. On the bleachers at the kids’ sporting events. On the couch with our remotes, iPads or books in hand. …

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Heart Health

The Best Way To Monitor Blood Pressure At Home

Getting an accurate blood pressure reading at home is as easy as finding the right machine and learning how to use it. There are several models and options on the market to choose from, so talk to your doctor about finding a reliable device that right for you. If you’re …

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Understanding Hypertension

What Does Salt Have To Do With Blood Pressure?

February is American Heart Month, so you may be hearing a lot in the media about high blood pressure, among other factors, that contribute to your risk for heart disease. Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is crucial to sustaining the vitality of your organs and body systems. And yet, more …

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