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Strong Hearts Power On

27th February 2015

Fitness Friday

The bad news: Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States.  And, every sixty seconds, someone dies from a heart-related event.

The good news: There are many ways to strengthen your heart and cardiovascular system; thereby, minimizing your risks.

Know your numbers.  Schedule an appointment with your physician to learn if your blood pressure readings, cholesterol levels and weight are safe and appropriate for you.  If anything is out of…

Fitness Friday

Temptations will be plentiful this time of year: dinner parties, goodie trays, bountiful buffets—how do we enjoy ourselves yet keep our caloric intake at a reasonable and healthy level?

Consider the following hints.

Concerned about drinking too many calories?
Realize that some of the popular holiday beverages are loaded with calories and fat:
Starbucks 16 oz. Peppermint Mocha: 470 calories, 22 grams fat
Hot Buttered Rum: 418 calories, 17 grams fat
Eggnog 8 oz.: 350…

Fitness Friday

Halloween arrives next week.  To prepare for the parties and trick-or-treat tradition, Americans will purchase almost 90 million pounds of candy in the next seven days making Halloween the frontrunner by a very high margin in the candy holiday race!

Chocolate is clearly our preferred choice of treats. Of the $1.9 billion sold in Halloween candy each year, $1.2 billion was spent on chocolate candy and $680 million on sugar treats such as candy corn, marshmallow Peeps and…