Notes from the Lake

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Weights for Heart Health

22nd February 2013

Most people realize that activities that get your heart pumping such as walking, running, biking, swimming, etc., are good for heart health. However, according to recent research, pumping iron also benefits the heart and offers protection from cardiovascular disease.

During cardio exercise, our efforts call upon the heart to fill with blood and pump it out to the working muscles. As a result, our hearts become stronger and more efficient.

During weight/resistance training, the heart…

Heart Healthy Hints

15th February 2013

If you’re buying chocolate for your loved ones, choose dark! 
Dark chocolate that is at least 65% cocoa contains enough flavonoids to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol while improving blood flow to the heart to reduce blood clotting that could lead to a heart attack or stroke.  Just remember that about an ounce a day is sufficient.

Learn your blood pressure numbers
High blood pressure is sometimes referred to as the “silent killer” because the symptoms are not readily…

Many of us viewed the New Year as an appropriate time for making resolutions and we enthusiastically decided to “get in shape,” “declutter,” or “write the great American novel.”  Four weeks later, I imagine some are merrily rolling along on the path to success while others are floundering and unsure if they’re even on the right track.  If you’re in the successful category, congratulations and my only advice is keep up the good work!

However, if you are stumbling, it…