5 Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Cholesterol

By now, most people are aware that the “standard” American diet is unhealthy — full of trans fats, excessive salt, and lots of sugar. It’s no wonder why heart disease and stroke are the number one killers. Having high cholesterol increases your chances of heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke. Below are five easy lifestyle changes that will strengthen your heart and could possibly keep you off cholesterol-lowering medications. Continue reading “5 Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Cholesterol” »

Heart-Health Risks You Might Not Know About

Heart health is a major concern for everyone. The CDC estimates that 610,000 people in the U.S. die from heart disease every year. Prevention is the best means of dealing with heart disease, and the key to prevention is education. Here are heart health risks you may not know about. Continue reading “Heart-Health Risks You Might Not Know About” »

American Heart Month: Taking Care of Your Heart Health

February is designated American Heart Month, the perfect time for individuals to begin prioritizing their heart health.

We’ve written extensively about how you can easily monitor and improve your heart health, what heart disease is, and how you can prevent it.

Today, we’re exploring how basic lab tests can help you monitor your heart health.

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Recognizing National Men’s Health Week

It’s National Men’s Health Week! The goal of the week is to educate men and boys of all ages about preventing, detecting and treating various health problems. While you should always be aware of your body and pay close attention to what it’s telling you, be sure to take this week to assess your health risks, for the sake of yourself and your family.

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4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

February is American Heart Health Month, an awareness designation we like to call attention to every year.

We’ve compiled a hearty (ha, ha!) list of resources on heart health, ranging from the basics on heart disease and prevention to how cholesterol relates to heart health.

In case you don’t have much time for browsing our articles, though, we’ve also made a list of 4 quick ways you can improve your heart health starting now. Your heart health is your choice — so follow our advice below!

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Healthy Tips for a New You in the New Year

With 2013 behind us, chances are you’ve made a number of new year’s resolutions — and more likely than not, a few of them involve your personal health in some way. From sticking to a healthy diet and increasing exercise to reducing your stress and sleeping more, there are so many health-related goals you should want to achieve — and just as many healthy tips to help you do so!

At ARCpoint Labs, we are committed to your personal wellness, so we have compiled some easy-to-implement healthy tips to help you turn your 2014 resolutions into long-lasting habits.

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Holiday Heart Syndrome: Reduce Your Risk

Hearts are full this time of year as families gather together for celebrations. We might say our hearts are at peace or overflowing with delight. It’s a special time of year — but it also proves to be a dangerous season for our hearts.

Holiday heart syndrome is a pattern of irregular heartbeat that shows up in otherwise healthy people. The trend is not imaginary. Research shows a rise in heart attacks during the holiday season. Continue reading “Holiday Heart Syndrome: Reduce Your Risk” »

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” »

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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