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What’s Good for the Heart is Good for the Brain

What’s Good for the Heart is Good for

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

February inspires talk of the heart. That’s no surprise, since February is American Heart Month, and it features Valentine’s Day. While the heart is truly amazing and should be celebrated, the brain is equally impressive.

 

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Guys: 5 Changes for Better Health

Valerie Latona

5 simple ways—from diet to exercise—for men to improve their health now, and as they get older.

10 Best Low-Impact Workouts

Valerie Latona

The low-impact exercises that burn calories and build muscle, without…

The Facts About Fat

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

All fats are not created equal in matters of the heart. The right fat…

6 Surprising Heart-Healthy Foods

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

There’s no reason to deprive yourself of favorite foods when trying to improve heart health. Here are six nutritious heart-healthy foods you should know about.

Laugh More, Live More: Your Heart Will T…

Valerie Latona

The less well-known things — like laughing more, loving more, and living more — that make you happier and healthier, and the research that backs these up.

4 Common Myths About a Healthy Heart—Debunked

Valerie Latona

The most common misconceptions about heart disease. Includes what you need to know about exercise, diet, smoking, and other top risk factors.

What All Women Should Do for a Healthier…

Valerie Latona

Did you know that a heart attack strikes someone in America every 34 …

Lifestyle (exercise)

Dr. Jeffrey B. Blumberg

While good nutrition is an essential part of healthful living, physical activity is also critically important for older adults as it can prevent many of the health problems that come with age. While many older people are familiar with aerobic activities like dancing, biking, jogging, and swimming that get you breathing harder and makes your heart beat faster, they are unaware of the importance of progressive resista...

Exercising Good Heart Health

According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer in America, for both men and women. In fact, one in three women have heart disease. According to surveys, 24% of Americans 18 or older are inactive. The risk of heart disease associated with a sedentar...

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All About Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that normally resides in our body’s bloodstream and cells.

The Benefits of Omega-3 Supplements

Omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in maintaining cell integrity throughout the body.* Omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in maintaining cell integrity throughout the body, but because we cannot synthesize them at adequate levels we have to get them from our diet. Omega-3s can be found in fatty fish such as tuna or mackerel, but many Americans do not eat fish in high enough quantities. For this reason, many p...