Stock up on Heart Health Foods

Sometimes we’re too busy to put healthy, homemade meals on the table. Other times, temptation is strong and we can’t resist the junk food and fast food calling our names.

Since we turn to convenient food options so often, we’re missing out on basic nutrition.

Essentially, we’re cheating ourselves. We’re picking the foods that don’t do much good for our bodies. Because of that, our health suffers. Our hearts aren’t being nourished by nutrients. Continue reading “Stock up on Heart Health Foods” »

Protect Your Heart: Heart Disease Prevention

Place your hand on your chest.

Do you feel that heartbeat?

That is the sound of the organ that keeps your body going. Your heart pumps blood to the rest of your body, allowing you to function normally. You know all this, but how much do you really think about it? Continue reading “Protect Your Heart: Heart Disease Prevention” »

Preventable Deaths: Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

We have to respect and expect death at some point in time, but that doesn’t mean we can’t strive to live a long and healthy life. When you are gone, you are leaving behind a heaviness in the hearts of people around you. That heaviness and the pain is worse when your family knows that your death could have been prevented. More than 200,000 people die every year from heart disease. Many people don’t know that heart disease can be prevented by taking better care of yourself and eliminating some of your bad habits. Living longer is easier than it seems.

Your health is affected by your choices. Take care of yourself to prevent heart disease

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Check your Cholesterol: Major Heart Disease Risk Factor

There are several risk factors for heart disease. Some can be controlled by the individual, while others are uncontrollable.

High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease. Since high cholesterol does not have symptoms, it is impossible to know your cholesterol levels without a cholesterol screening. Completing regular cholesterol screenings can have a major impact on your health. Identifying your levels early can help you make changes and lower your risk of heart disease or heart attack.

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