heart disease

American Heart Month

 

Each year, 1 in every 4 deaths is caused by heart disease. What most people don’t know, is that heart disease can often be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle. In honor of February being American Heart Month, we’re offering tips for better heart health.

Attaining a healthy lifestyle all starts with one small step. Get healthy in the kitchen and spice up your dinner plate by using natural herbs and cutting out salt. Start your journey toward an active lifestyle by going for a 30 minute walk or bike ride each day. Most importantly, monitor your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Each step you take, no matter how small, will bring you closer and closer to a healthier heart, so don’t get overwhelmed. Ask friends and family to join you on your journey to help you stay encouraged and focused.

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American Diabetes Awareness Month

It’s November, which means it’s American Diabetes Awareness Month. Currently, millions of people are affected by diabetes. By making healthier choices with your diet and including whole grains and fiber you can prevent diabetes.

Many people over look the severity of diabetes but in fact it is serious. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure and new cases of blindness. Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke.

Prevention is key to curing diabetes. Stay healthy by increasing physical activity and maintaining your weight. Also, regular massage therapy enhances circulation, which helps cure diabetic wounds.

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