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Healthy habits can help you manage high blood pressure

Healthy habits can help you manage high blood pressure

This guest blog post is by Chrissy Lager, an AHA volunteer and a clinical dietitian with Mercy Health Weight Loss Services in Cincinnati.

Do you know your blood pressure? If you’ve found yourself denying, ignoring or stressing over high blood pressure, it’s time to step up and take action with some simple changes.

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Getting enough sleep produces big health benefits

Getting enough sleep produces big health benefits

This guest blog post is by Christianna Kearns, senior administrative director of cardiovascular, pulmonary and sleep medicine services at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System.

Studies show getting enough sleep on a regular basis can improve your overall well-being. The benefits of a good night’s sleep range from better memory to improved performance during physical activity to greater success at managing your weight. Here are some reasons to prioritize getting enough sleep.

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How to Instill Inner Peace While Staying at Home

How to Instill Inner Peace While Staying at Home

This guest blog post is by Alexandra Nicole, a mom, blogger and entrepreneur in Memphis, Tennessee.

Before we realized the severity of the coronavirus situation, it seemed as if we were getting a mini vacation by staying home. But then we ran out of things to do, we had no reason to get dressed for the day and binge-watching the news just got depressing. Being a creative, extroverted and optimistic person, I found my need for freedom and relationships beginning to affect my usually upbeat mood.

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Your Pet Can Help You Be More Active

Your Pet Can Help You Be More Active

Your pet might already think she’s your security guard or rodent-wrangler. Maybe it’s time to add fitness coach to her job description. Fido and Fifi can be your secret weapons to better health, because they provide a great reason to move more, especially now when you’re sticking close to home.

Here are some good ways to get both of you off the couch and into action.

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Nutrition Facts label gets a much-needed makeover

Nutrition Facts label gets a much-needed makeover

Packaged products are starting to get the memo: It’s time for a wardrobe change.

But this makeover isn’t just for looks. The new Nutrition Facts label — which makes it easier to make informed choices about what you’re putting on your plate — has debuted on many cans, boxes and bags of food.

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Sugary drinks aren’t so sweet on your cholesterol

Sugary drinks aren’t so sweet on your cholesterol

Downing sugary drinks may not only do a number on your waistline — it can also affect your cholesterol, according to a recent study.

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Eat the Rainbow for Better Nutrition

Eat the Rainbow for Better Nutrition

This guest blog post is by Fera Kristine Butts, RN, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, and AHA volunteer.

Do you want to boost energy, decrease illness, improve your heart and brain health and help eliminate toxins from your body? Start by eating the rainbow — not a sugar-packed rainbow of candy but the rainbow of amazing fruits and vegetables.

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Tell Congress to Increase Funding for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Tell Congress to Increase Funding for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of cardiovascular disease. It affects young and old, rich and poor, rural and urban. But heart disease and stroke disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minorities, especially African Americans, who are less likely to receive equitable care.

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Women: Take action to secure your financial health for retirement

Women: Take action to secure your financial health for retirement

Your retirement vision may include thoughts of spending time with friends and family, traveling or volunteering. But have you thought about what your health will look like while you enjoy that time?

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