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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…

A Healthy Heart - Lake Austin Spa ResortIf 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…

This week, the Fitness Friday blog arrives early to provide advance notice of:

Go Red for Women Friday, February 6. 

To raise awareness that cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women and to inspire women to take charge of their heart health, the American Heart Association created this social initiative in 2004.  The founders chose the very vibrant and attention-getting red as the representative color of power, energy and passion—characteristics needed for those involved…