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Articles About Heart Health

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    SEP 04, 2020

    5 foods with a surprising amount of sugar

    One great way to eat healthier is to consume less sugar — especially added sugars, which are added to foods and drinks during processing and preparation. Consuming too much added sugar can lead to health issues, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. ... Read More >

    TOPICSEat Healthyhealthy lifestyleHeart HealthNutritionSugar

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    JAN 30, 2020

    Sugar vs. sweeteners: Why less is always best

    Sweet treats and sugary drinks seem to surround us. Even many of our favorite fruits are high in sugar — mangoes and grapes being among the highest.1 But the problem is when people consume too much sugar, it can increase their risk of health problems like weight gain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and dental cavities.2 Plus, a recent study showed that consuming artificially sweetened soft drinks can lead to a higher risk of stroke and dementia.3 So where do we begin when deciding what to do about all the sweet stuff? The first step is understanding the different kinds of sugar. ... Read More >

    TOPICSDiabetesEat Healthyhealthy lifestyleHeart HealthSugar

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    JAN 29, 2020

    6 simple habits for a heart-healthy lifestyle

    Here’s a sobering fact: Nearly half of all Americans are at risk of heart disease.1 Maybe high cholesterol runs in your family. Maybe your blood pressure runs a little too high. But despite all the odds, you’ve got a powerful tool to help tip the scales: lifestyle change. ... Read More >

    TOPICScardiac careEat Healthyexercisehealthy habitshealthy lifestyleHeart Healthprevention

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    NOV 22, 2019

    How to keep fit and eat healthy all season long

    From now through New Year’s, our days will be filled with celebrating and shopping, eating and indulging, traveling and gathering with loved ones. But with all the holiday hubbub, how do you stay healthy, fit, and feeling good? ... Read More >

    TOPICSEat HealthyexerciseHeart HealthStress Less

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    MAY 16, 2019

    5 ways pets can improve your health

    Whether it’s their cute paws, sweet snuggles, or happy tail wags, there’s no doubt that pets bring joy into our lives. And if you didn’t already have a million reasons to love your furry best friend, here’s one more: research shows that owning a pet can help your health and well-being. ... Read More >

    TOPICSexerciseHeart HealthMental Health and WellnessStress Management

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    FEB 08, 2019

    Add this nutritional powerhouse to your next meal

    It’s no secret that fiber keeps your digestive tract moving. In addition to aiding digestion, this dietary workhorse also offers many other health benefits. ... Read More >

    TOPICSColoradoEat Healthyhealthy lifestyleHeart HealthRecipe

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    JAN 08, 2019

    Sneak in more heart-healthy omega-3 with these tips

    The word “fat” has gotten a bad rap over the last few decades. But healthy fats — like omega-3 fatty acids — are an important part of a balanced diet. ... Read More >

    TOPICSEat Healthyhealthy lifestyleHeart HealthRecipe

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    JAN 08, 2019

    Help keep your heart healthy

    Many people don’t give much thought to health problems like heart disease. But whether you’re a 20-something or in your 40s, it’s important to maintain healthy habits. ... Read More >

    TOPICSColoradohealthy lifestyleheart diseaseHeart Health

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    JAN 08, 2019

    Concerned about cholesterol? Check your grocery list.

    If you regularly enjoy bacon at breakfast or a cheeseburger with fries at lunch, your diet could be steering you toward high cholesterol. Common in adults and even in children, high cholesterol levels can lead to serious health problems. ... Read More >

    TOPICScholesterolEat HealthyHeart HealthMid-Atlantic States

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    OCT 29, 2018

    Your hardest working muscle needs your help

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 610,000 Americans die of heart disease every year — that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. ... Read More >

    TOPICScholesterolhealthy habitsheart diseaseHeart Health