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4 Tips to Reducing Your Heart Risk Factors

It is never too late to tackle your heart risk factors. Cardiovascular disease – including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure – is the leading cause of death in the United States.

8 Easy Ways to Add Extra Steps to Your Day

Walking more is one of the simplest items of health advice there is. Many fitness apps discuss a goal of taking 10,000 steps in a day, which is roughly equivalent to the Surgeon General’s recommendation to reduce your risk for major diseases. There are plenty of easy ways to boost your step count with a few changes in habit.

Cholesterol FAQ

September is Cholesterol Awareness Month, making it a great time to speak with your health care provider about checking your cholesterol. It’s important to manage your blood cholesterol to prevent related diseases such as heart disease and keep your body happy and healthy.

Six Ways Pets Improve Your Health

Did you know your four-legged friend, or any other pet, is actually good for your mental and physical health? About two-thirds of U.S. households own at least one pet. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) says those pet owners, on average, are in better shape that non-owners. Here are six ways pets improve your physical and mental health.

American Heart Month

Although we recognize February as American Heart Month, we need to take care of our hearts year round. It is never too late to tackle your heart risk factors. It is also never too early since heart disease can begin in childhood. We are all different, so it is important to improve our health habits, partner with a health care provider, and develop an individual plan that works best for us.