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The American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good™ movement celebrates Eat Smart Month this November to help you to “Be The Best You” not just during the holiday season but all year round. Below are some helpful tips so you can lead a healthy life. Did you know that few American adults and less than one percent of children meet the American Heart Association’s definition of ideal cardiovascular health? This is due to health factors including poor diet, inadequate physical activity, and being overweight or obese. More education and resources are needed for all to help increase our intake of healthy foods…

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When you are a diabetic, it’s important to be concerned about the health of your eyes and your visual acuity. Diabetes mellitus changes your body’s blood glucose levels, and this can affect the flow of blood and the consistency of the fluid in the eyeball. If you aren’t monitoring your glucose levels or consuming the proper diet, then you are risking your vision by damaging the components of the eyes. Here are some of the most common eye problems that occur in diabetics. Blurry Vision A diabetic is more likely to have poor vision that requires correction with eyeglasses or…

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When it comes to going to the doctor for a breast exam, it’s important schedule regular appointments. Below are five important reasons to schedule a mammogram. 1. Early Detection Can Save Your Life Self breast exams are important and can help identify problems, but they are no substitute for a mammogram. Your chances of surviving breast cancer are far greater when it is detected early. A mammogram can show tumors long before you are able to feel them. When you catch breast cancer in the early stages, your choices of treatment options are greater and survival rates increase. 2. It’s…

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides education and awareness about breast cancer, risk factors, and ways to prevent the disease. Below are some breast cancer prevention tips that could save your life. Examine Yourself Checking youself regularly for lumps is an important step in early detection and prevention of breast cancer. Examine your breasts and around the armpits for any lumps. Do this once a month, a few days after your periods. Make an appointment to see your doctor if you notice anything unusual. Genetic Testing Genetic testing can detect mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes or other cancerous…

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As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches, many women are reminded of helpful ways they can work towards prevention. Every woman wants to know how to reduce their risk of breast cancer and while there are a number of factors that can contribute to your level of risk, there are preventive methods that you can implement to your lifestyle. Stay Active Maintaining an active lifestyle is an important step to breast cancer prevention. Research has suggested that women who increase their physical activity reduce the risk of cancer between 10 -30 percent. Adding a brisk 30 minute walk to your…

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Getting fit can be fun when you include the entire family. By making it a family affair you can all help motivate one another to eat better and get more exercise while having fun together. You and your spouse will enjoy the energy that results from a healthier lifestyle while the kids will be able to develop good habits that can last a lifetime. Best of all, getting fit with your family is a wonderful way to find room for both family time and exercise in your busy schedule. The Fitness Challenge The best way to get the entire family…

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Before you sign your child up for gymnastics, you need to consider all that it entails. Here are some things you need to know about gymnastics and its benefits. Expectations Tell your child that no one expects them to do flips on the first day. It’ll start out slow to make sure your child understands and knows the basics. Before kids ever start on tumbling, the bars or the balance beam, they have to learn how to lunge, hollow, straddle, pike, tuck and arch. These basic positions will be helpful in assuming the correct form and being flexible while doing…

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Cold and flu seasons are always tough. But with the Coronavirus fears added to the mix, everyone is more concerned about preventing the spread of illness. Fortunately, all of these viral infections are killed quite easily and you can prevent their spread if you do become ill. Steps to Stay Healthy If you are healthy, you still play an important role in preventing the transmission of viruses and bacteria. The following tips will help you stay healthy and prevent the spread of bacteria: Wash your hands properly Use hand sanitizer only when hand washing isn’t possible Don’t touch your face…

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There isn’t a single person alive who doesn’t experience stress from time to time. Everyday worries, busy schedules, careers, and a list of countless other occurrences can cause us to feel stressed or anxious, but there are plenty of easy ways to combat this that you might not have thought of before. In this article, we have put together a list of several ways that you can de-stress quickly and find a moment of peace or relief despite an otherwise chaotic day. Continue reading to learn more, and be sure to try these out the next time you are feeling…

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Maintaining an active lifestyle is a key step to improving heart health. Physical activity not only strengthens the heart, but also helps manage your weight, prevents damage to your arteries, reduces high blood sugar, and combats high blood pressure. You do not have to be an athlete to improve your heart health, and it’s never too late to start working out. Aerobic exercise and strength training is the most beneficial to heart health. Don’t forget to stretch! Although it is not the main contributor to heart health, improving your flexibility provides the support your body needs for aerobic and strength…

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