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Better Sleep for Daylight Savings TimeFitness Friday

As we spring forward and turn our clocks ahead one hour this weekend, there will be a lot of discussion about that lost hour, how it might affect our sleep Saturday night and how it might impact the way we feel not only the next day, but for weeks to come.  Most of us are happy that sunset will be later and we can enjoy outdoor activities after work—yet that benefit comes at a price.  The Monday after the change to Daylight Savings Time (DST) has been associated with…

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…