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Stress and high blood pressure sometimes go hand in hand. Stress management can play a big role in keeping blood pressure down and maintaining normal A1C, both of which are good for your heart. Relaxing helps get nutrients to major muscles too. When stress starts to creep in, choose thoughts of happier, simpler, less stressful times. Your heart and your body will thank you.

Why Relaxing is Good for More Than Just Your Mind

When was the last time you shut everything out and focus totally, completely on yourself? If you're life most people, it's been way too long. Indulging in yourself is good for more than just your mind.

Learn to lose weight while enjoying the foods you love using iHeart Fitness' 3 steps to healthy meals using heart healthy foods from the DASH diet

3 Steps to Healthy Meals Using Foods You Love

What do you think of when you hear the term ‘heart healthy eating’? For many it conjures up images of small portions of bland, tasteless foods. Actually, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Know Your Numbers: Cholesterol

This article takes a quick but in depth look at cholesterol. Test results in the 'normal' range sounds good on the surface, but 'normal' could signal that something is wrong...

How to get motivated and stay that way

How to Get Motivated
and Stay That Way

Quick question - Have you ever been in a situation where you know there’s something you need to do but you keep putting it off?  You just keep kicking that can down the road until...

Learn how to lower ldl cholesterol and atherosclerosis as part of your fitness journey

Lower LDL Cholesterol & Reduce Atherosclerosis

Our bodies need cholesterol to create cells and perform other functions. So, our body produces 75 to 80% of the cholesterol we need, and the other 20 to 25% comes from the foods we eat.

Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

If 75% of the cholesterol in our bodies is produced by our liver, how could it possibly be considered bad? Take a closer look at the good, the bad and the ugly truth about cholesterol.

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