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- Whole Grains for Your Heart? Use the 5 to 1 Fiber Ratio – Find out why whole grains are good for your heart and how to determine if your packaged bread and cereal are a healthy whole grain.
- How to Shop for Whole Grains – Here’s a guide to wade through the confusing labeling when it comes to shopping for whole grains.
- Eat Your Way to a Trimmer Waist – Find out which foods will help you lose weight, specifically dangerous belly fat (a risk factor for cardiovascular disease).
- Stevia and Sugar Substitutes – Are they better for dieters, cardiacs and diabetics?
- Best Fiber Fix for Cardiacs and Diabetics – Do you know the best fiber to eat if you’re trying to lower your LDL’s or “bad” cholesterol and which to eat to stay regular?
- What Makes a Good Breakfast? – Be sure your breakfast is complete and includes the three essential components.
- Clams: A Cardiac Superfood – What clams contain and cardiacs need.
- Do You Need a B-12 Booster? – If you’re on heart medication, you could be at risk for a potentially serious vitamin deficiency that can lead to nerve damage, memory loss, incontinence, and more.
- What’s Your Nut I.Q.? – Do you know how to eat nuts to help you live longer?
- How to Bounce Back from a Binge – If you consumed more calories than you expended, you may be starting the new year with a wider waistline and a guilty conscience. Well, don’t fret because here are 10 humane ways to get back on track.
- How to Curb Emotional Eating – When eating is triggered by an emotion rather than physiological hunger, it’s known as ‘emotional eating’. It comes at a cost to your health. Find out some of the causes, dangers and solutions.
- Building a Better Body After Open-Heart Surgery – Resistance exercises may seem counter-intuitive after open-heart surgery, but lifting some weight (be it yours or some iron) can help you heal.
- Golf and Sudden Cardiac Arrest – Golf courses are the fifth most common place for people to suffer from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). On your next golf outing, here are things to do when you schedule your next tee-off time.
- Healthy Cardiovascular Training with ‘Diabesity’ (Part 1) – Studies show that exercise is an effective prescription for managing type 2 diabetes and obesity, but it’s important to know how exercise has an acute and chronic effect on the disease.
- Healthy Cardiovascular Training with ‘Diabesity’ (Part 2) – Find out key exercise guidelines for the type 2 diabetic.
- Healthy Veins for a Healthy Heart – Be sure your exercise routine involves working out the often neglected, but very important, calf muscles. These muscles act as a ‘pump’ and are essential for maintaining blood flow from your legs back up to your heart.
- In-Flight Exercises – Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms in a vein that’s deep within the body and is a potentially life-threatening condition. Sitting for long periods when traveling can increase your risk of DVTs. Here’s what you need to do.
- Why You Need a Strong Core – You don’t need special equipment to strengthen your core. Find out why it’s the key to reversing the aging process.
- Be Aware If You Passed Your Treadmill Stress Test – Did you “pass” your treadmill test with flying colors? If so, beware of what that result really means.
- Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) – Do you have pain in calves, feet, legs, or hips when walking? Even if you don’t, you could have PAD.
- Tips to Buying and Wearing a Medical ID – Here’s what to consider when shopping for a medical ID.
- Why Medical IDs Protect Cardiac Patients – When you have a health condition and/or have a cardiac device, find out why and what emergency responders need to know.
- Why Metabolic Syndrome Matters – Find out how you measure up, if you have it, and what you can do about it.
- Antibacterial Agent Can Impair Heart Muscle – Here’s why you need to be aware of what’s in the products you use.
- Is Deodorant Shortening Your Life? – Cosmetic products aren’t regulated by the FDA and may contain ingredients that have acute/chronic effects or contain coumarin (used to derive the blood thinner called coumadin).