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Walk This Way

By Karen | February 11, 2020 |

I went for a nice long walk today. It finally stopped raining, the sun was shining and the temperature was in the high 40s. I was so happy to be out in the fresh air. I could walk for hours on days like this. Maintain a healthy BMI One of the easiest ways to be…

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Five Steps to Take Toward Your Healthy Life

By Karen | February 10, 2020 |

LET’S GET HEALTHY ¬† There are many steps one can take to get started on a healthy lifestyle. This is by no means an exhaustive list of improvements but it’s a good start. Success is more likely with a series of small incremental changes over time rather than a complete overhaul of every habit one…

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Are You At Risk?

By Karen | February 9, 2020 |

This month we’ve been talking about heart disease and some of the ways it shows up, especially for women. Much of the existing heart disease in the US can be prevented through proper nutrition and lifestyle habits. There are some risk factors we all need to manage to keep ourselves healthy but a few changes…

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Perfection…the Opposite of Progress

By Karen | February 8, 2020 |

We’re taking a break from the heart health talk today and I thought we could discuss something different. When I work with clients, they span the spectrum of expectations and compliance. Some will always find reasons why they couldn’t comply with our agreed upon goals, and others will beat themselves up even if they met…

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Did You Know? Some Facts About Women’s Heart Health

By Karen | February 7, 2020 |

Women often have a much different experience in a cardiac event from that of a man. Most of us are not aware of those differences. Here are some facts that might surprise you. Did you know? More women in the US die of heart disease than all cancers combined Women are seven times more likely…

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How Can You Be Heart Healthy?

By Karen | February 6, 2020 |

February is Heart Month and I’ve been talking about various heart ailments, so now it’s time for some preventive care. How do you care for your heart? Did you know that 80% of cardiac disease is preventable through lifestyle, nutrition and education? You can mitigate a lot of risk simply by eating right, exercising and…

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What Is Heart Failure?

By Karen | February 5, 2020 |

Since I joined a club I never wanted to be a part of…people with cardiac issues…I’ve learned a lot about the subject. And I have barely scratched the surface. One of the areas I’m learning about it heart failure. What is heart failure exactly? Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is unable to pump…

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Broken Heart Syndrome

By Karen | February 4, 2020 |

Most, if not all, of us knows what it feels like to have our hearts broken. But did you know there is actually a cardiac condition called “broken heart syndrome“? It’s a temporary condition, often caused by an extreme emotional or highly stressful event.¬†Fortunately, broken heart syndrome, also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy, usually self corrects…

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