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A New Year's Resolution That Will Make a Diffrence in Your Community

A New Year's Resolution That Will Make a Diffrence in Your Community

2019 is here! A new year means a fresh start for ourselves, our families and our communities. Here’s one resolution to consider: Make 2019 your Year of Action.

It’s up to you to stand up, speak out and take action for healthy changes in your community. We can all do our part to ensure that every child can learn, grow and thrive.

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Try a Stretch Goal in the New Year

Try a Stretch Goal in the New Year

A new year is almost here, and it’s a great time to reset and refocus on your health goals. Even with a million things happening, taking a moment for yourself in the hustle and bustle of the day can help you be Healthy for Good.

If your daily schedule or routine stretches you to the max, it may be time to change things up and give your body a way to push back on that feeling.

When you’re experiencing emotional or mental stress, your body may feel tense as well. Why? Muscle tension is a normal reaction to stress. Something as simple as setting a stretch goal may help you fight off the harmful effects of stress.

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Support the South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act

Support the South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act

Too frequently and too early in life, people of South Asian descent in the United States suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and related conditions. Compared to other ethnic groups, they:

  • Are four times more likely to have heart disease.
  • Experience heart attacks 10 years earlier on average.
  • Have a 50 percent higher mortality rate from heart disease.
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The Gift of Self-Care this Holiday Season: Stress Less

The Gift of Self-Care this Holiday Season: Stress Less

This guest post was written by Angie Kalousek Ebrahimi, a Blue Shield of California lifestyle medicine expert.

Your email is blowing up. The kids are fighting. Your calendar is filling up with holiday parties. The season is coming! Ahh, the holidays — filled with love and joy, but not enough hours in the day.

And sometimes big stress like illness or family conflict come into play. How can the “do it all” mom get through it all? Here are a few ground rules for surviving — and even enjoying — the holiday season.

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Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes: A Great Holiday Gift for Home Cooks

Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes: A Great Holiday Gift for Home Cooks

What do you give the foodie - chef - cookbook lover - slow cooker owner - healthy eater on your holiday shopping list? The gift of delicious new recipes, of course!

The American Heart Association’s beloved, bestselling Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook —updated with 30 new recipes and full-color images — makes a perfect holiday gift.

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NFL Players Tackle Heart Disease and Stroke with My Cause My Cleats

NFL Players Tackle Heart Disease and Stroke with My Cause My Cleats

Week 13 of the National Football League (NFL) season, November 29 to December 3, 2018, is My Cause My Cleats week. Players in the NFL are able to select a charity that they are passionate about supporting. From there they commission artists or individually craft cleats to be worn during that week’s game in support of their selected nonprofit.

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How to Enjoy and Eat Healthy at Holiday Parties

How to Enjoy and Eat Healthy at Holiday Parties

This guest post was written by Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, RYT, a registered dietitian and fitness instructor based at the Jersey Shore.

While the holidays can be joyous, all those parties can derail even the best healthy eating plans. But you can practice moderation and enjoy the festivities. Just follow the 3 P’s: Planning, Placement and Portions.

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New Physical Activity Guidelines Say Move More, Sit Less

New Physical Activity Guidelines Say Move More, Sit Less

You know moving more is important to your health and helps you to be Healthy for Good. But did you know physical activity is good for your brain health and can even help you sleep better?

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Be at your peak this holiday season

Be at your peak this holiday season

We’re barely into November, and you may already be feeling some holiday stress. For some of us, the holiday season can take an emotional, mental and physical toll. And it seems to start earlier every year! We’ve got some tips to help you dial down the stress and dial in to the joy of the season.

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