How does exercise protect blood vessels? Getting regular exercise (30 minutes per day, if your doctor approves) improves endothelial function; which is the thin layer of cells lining the inside of our blood vessels. When we exercise these cells produce nitric oxide which is necessary for keeping our blood vessels healthy. When we have insufficient … Continue reading How does exercise protect your blood vessels?
Looking for a healthy and easy to make super salad? Try this sweet potato, apple, kale (or your favorite leafy greens), bowl. Its delicious! Ingredients: 1 each medium sweet potato1 red delicious or granny smith apple (your preference)1 1/2 to 2 cups of kale (or spinach, or use some of each)salt and pepper to taste2 … Continue reading Sweet potato and apple super salad
We all know the importance of eating anti-inflammatory foods; but, we may not always know what foods to eat or how to prepare them. This is a video by Lacy, SweetPea Chef. She presents a 5-day meal plan for anti-flammatory meal prep. She will show you how to make delicious meals that are easy to … Continue reading 5-day anti-inflammatory meal plan
You might be surprised to know that beets are a super food. They contain essential vitamins, minerals and plant compounds and they even have medicinal properties. Let's take a look at what makes beets so awesome! Vitamins, minerals and nutrients While beets are low in calories, they contain lots of vitamins and minerals as well … Continue reading Surprising benefits of beets and why you should eat them
This video is from Dr. Balduzzi, founder of the Fit Father Project and The Fit Mother Project. He discusses the importance of walking and the many overall health benefits of walking each day. He also discusses the best time of day to walk; in the morning and again after eating a meal (typically dinner). This … Continue reading Walking is the best medicine, a doctor explains the importance of walking
We all know it's important to eat our vegetables, but which ones rank high on the list for their nutritional value? Let's take a look at each one and why you should add them to your daily nutrition plan. Romaine lettuce If you are using iceberg lettuce (which has almost no nutrients) you'll want to … Continue reading What are the healthiest vegetables and why?
This is a video from Dr. Gupta a Consulting Cardiologist. He talks about two types of heart attack and how to prevent them. The first type is when patients have a slow build up of plaque (caused by cholesterol) and begin to feel symptoms due to reduced blood flow to the heart. One of the … Continue reading A cardiologist’s tips for preventing a heart attack!
If you are looking for a heart healthy smoothie that is loaded with antioxidants, tastes great, and is easy to make... give this one a try. It's also a great after dinner dessert! CaloriesProteinFiber180 per serving6.7 grams per serving6.8 grams per serving This recipe makes two Servings, serving size is about 1.5 cups cup frozen … Continue reading Heart healthy blueberry and peach smoothie
Did you know magnesium is an essential mineral; playing a role in more than 300 enzyme reactions in our body? Some of these include muscle and nerve function, regulating blood pressure and supporting the immune system. Magnesium is one of seven essential macro-minerals that we need to consume in large amounts each day to help … Continue reading Why magnesium is important for good health
If you've never used turmeric before, you may want to consider giving it a try. According to a 2012 study published in Nutrition Research, using turmeric daily was noticeably effective in increasing blood flow and artery dilation. In another study published in the National Library of Medicine; found that patients given turmeric after coronary artery … Continue reading Studies indicate turmeric could reduce heart disease and cancer risk
The following is a suggested list of exercises you can do at home; they require no equipment and you can do them in 10-minute sessions. You can complete this circuit three times for a 30-minute workout, or break it into three 10-minute sessions throughout each day. As always, be sure to check with your doctor … Continue reading Staying in shape when you’re busy, ten at home exercises you can do in ten minutes
Each year 17.9 million people die of cardiovascular disease; which are conditions affecting the heart and vascular system. Contributing factors are diet, high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar and cholesterol. To combat cardiovascular disease, doctors try to help at risk patients avoid a metabolic disorder called dyslipidemia, which is an abnormal level of lipids in … Continue reading Consuming sugar-filled drinks increases risk of cardiovascular disease
We all know the benefits of getting in 30 minutes of exercise five days per week, but did you know walking is a great way to get in those 30 minutes and you might be surprised at all the other benefits of brisk walking. There are countless studies that show regular exercise is very good … Continue reading Walking is great for weight loss and so much more!
Even before a global pandemic more than half the U.S. population struggled with stress eating as they turned to food for comfort. Stress eating can occur for a variety of reasons, anxiety, sadness, boredom, grief, and of course a lot of stress. These are negative feelings and to help us cope we turn to food … Continue reading Stress eating? The struggle is real… here’s how to break the cycle
Did you know that making changes to your daily environment helps develop good habits that will improve your lifestyle and lead to a leaner and healthier body; no calorie counting required? As part of any healthy lifestyle it is important to know the two key factors for success, which are, eating well (nutrition) and exercise. … Continue reading Change your environment for a leaner body