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Long Live Dad! 4 Ways You Can Support His Heart Health

4 ways you can support dad's heart health

Great news: According to a study from Stanford University you’ve been helping Dad stay heart-healthy since the day you were born! Researchers tracked 135,000 men over a ten year period and found fathers are less likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease than childless men. Want to make sure dear old Dad’s heart continues to stay in tip-top...

Heart Healthy Shopping Cart

heart healthy food

Today’s guest post comes from Lauren Slayton, the author of The Little Book of Thin and creator of the Foodtrainers blog. February is American Heart Month. Practically daily headlines tell us “a study has found” ________ (insert food) is heart healthy. The most recent example I was asked about was a study on beet juice. While I am not...

How Stress Affects the Heart

Try yoga before bed to get better sleep.

Since February is American Heart Month, we’ve teamed up with the American Heart Association to bring you heart-healthy tips all month long! Our last post in this series featured Activities to Keep Your Heart Healthy. Getting – and staying – healthy takes a combination of good habits, like exercising, eating well, and getting enough...

Habits for a Healthier Heart

Habits for a Healthy Heart

Since February is American Heart Month, we’ve teamed up with the American Heart Association to bring you heart-healthy tips all month long! Our last post in this series featured Activities to Keep Your Heart Healthy. When it comes to our everyday lives, there’s a lot of minor decision-making that happens that doesn’t seem like a...

Activities to Keep Your Heart Healthy

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Since February is American Heart Month, we’ve teamed up with the American Heart Association to bring you heart-healthy tips all month long! A lot of times, when it comes to fitness we’re focused on a very narrow view, like the numbers on a scale or the calories in our dinners. But when it comes to heart health, there’s more to...

How Stress Affects the Heart and How You Can Reverse It

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February is American Heart Month. Each week during February, we’ll be featuring heart-health tips and statistics. Today’s post is from Catherine Calarco at HeartMath, dedicated to dramatically reducing stress to improve health and well-being. Have you ever wondered about the effects stress can have on the body and everyday life? ...