1 and 99. Two numbers to remember – this month and every month Heart Disease is the #1 cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women. 99 percent of us need to improve our heart health. Take care of your heart. It’s the best Valentine’s present you can give to yourself –… Read More It’s Heart Health Month
People who have upbeat outlooks on life are twice as likely to have better cardiovascular health, than those whose outlooks are less rosy, according to a recently published study that looked at links between optimism and heart health. “Individuals with the highest levels of optimism have twice the odds of being in ideal cardiovascular health compared to their more pessimistic counterparts,”… Read More Don’t Worry, Be Happy. It’s Good for Your Heart.
Are you planning to reduce or eliminate fast food from your diet this year? You probably should. Despite the epidemic of obesity in the U.S., there’s been little change in portion sizes and meal formulation between 1996 and 2013. An analysis of calorie, sodium, saturated fat and trans fat content of popular menu items served… Read More Fast Food Still Too High in Salt, Fat and Calories
I’m not a big fan of designating specific months to promote awareness of specific diseases — after all, disease management and prevention is important year ’round — but it does serve the purpose of making some noise about key health issues. February is Heart Month; the American Heart Association, CDC, and other groups have ramped… Read More It’s Heart Health Month
What can 6,000 steps do for you? Plenty, if you’re a woman in your mid-life years. A new study in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), says that’s how many steps each day it takes to reduce risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. Researchers analyzed regular physical activity — defined as… Read More 6,000 Steps Towards Better Health