Tagged: heart health

A Heart-Centered Approach to Fitness

Your heart has a job – pumping oxygenated blood to your various tissues and organs to keep your body working. At it’s essence, it’s keeping you alive, so it behooves you to take good care of it with exercise. But there is a difference between heart healthy, and heart-centered. A heart-centered fitness approach takes into […]

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7 Exercises That Are Good For Your Heart

The human heart is the hardest working organ in the body. Beating on average 72 times a minute, your heart pushes blood throughout your entire body delivering vital oxygen and nutrients to your bodily tissue. And like any other muscle in your body, the more your work your heart, the stronger it will be. Any sort of […]

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11 Heart-Healthy Cooking Tips

To raise awareness for heart disease and prevention, February is marked as American Heart Month. Do your heart a favor and try out some of these heart-healthy cooking tips!

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5 Lifestyle Changes to Improve Long-Term Heart Health

A healthy heart is the key to a long and prosperous life. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the two best weapons to fight heart disease are a healthy diet and lifestyle. Follow these simple steps to ensure long-term heart health. 1. Start by moving more. Figure out how many calories you need to […]

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The Positive Effects Walking Has on the Body

Believe it or not, walking is a great activity for your body and mind. Not only is it easy to do, but it has many positive effects on the body. For starters, it improves your cardiovascular fitness, reduces back pain, and improves your functionality. But is it too good to be true? Well, not exactly. […]

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Best Ways to Measure Overall Health

Trying to get a grasp on how healthy you are is hard. It’s easy to measure your health just by stepping on a scale, but that shouldn’t be your only indicator of how healthy you are. There are plenty of ways to be healthy without dropping lots of weight, just as dropping too much weight can […]

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5 Ways Women Can Protect Their Hearts

Just as women are different in build than men, so are their hearts different. However for years physicians seemed to feel that men were more prone to heart attacks than women, and often would not take symptoms of women’s heart problems seriously enough. Physicians’ attitudes, thankfully, have changed. The potential for women to have heart […]

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Why Women Should Strength Train

In some cases, the moment that we make mention of strength training to female clients can be a tense one—one that tends to be full of excuses. “I don’t want to bulk up.” “Ha! I’m not a body builder.” “But cardio burns more calories.” The truth is, strength training is one of the best things you can add […]

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