We all know the importance of exercise; study after study tells us the numerous benefits to our body. Conversely, there are studies that show there are significant risks for not exercising; especially as we age. Without regular exercise we begin to lose strength, mobility and flexibility and this can lead to increased visits to the … Continue reading Lasting benefits of exercise
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
In 2017 the American Heart Association published new blood pressure guidelines based on recommendations from the American College of Cardiology and nine other health organizations. The new guidelines "lower" the range of numbers for the diagnosis of hypertension (high blood pressure) from 140/90 to 130/80 for adults 65 and younger. That means, for those with … Continue reading Current blood pressure guidelines… know your numbers!
We all experience stress either at work, home or both. Learning how to manage it is important for our overall health, but particularly heart health. Here are some ways you can manage stress. Why do we feel stress? Stress is an emotional response that helps us realize there is something wrong. When we feel stress … Continue reading Stress management… it’s good for your heart!
Did you know there is a "Random Acts of Kindness" day? Well there is, and, it's part of a movement to do something kind for others who no doubt will greatly benefit and feel grateful for the kindness you showed. But more than that, did you also know, performing a random act of kindness boosts … Continue reading Random acts of kindness… you’re helping others and your own health!
Stress is unavoidable, we all experience stress throughout our lives, but did you know it can and does affect your health even when you don't realize it? According to the Mayo Clinic, "stress can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behavior". Given the impact stress can have it is important to understand … Continue reading The impact stress has physically and mentally…