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Want a Strong Heart? Start with a Strong Core!

Did You Know a Strong Core Can Give You a Strong Heart?

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Who doesn’t want abs? Working towards a stronger core makes us feel sexy and it is a great motivator in our fitness routines. But ladies, imagine your body is like a sports car….everyone likes to look at how sleek the outside appears, but if your engine (heart) is rotten you won’t get very far at all!  Today as women, we are most likely to die of heart disease; talk about a serious fitness motivator!  Read below to find out 5 ways a strong core not only looks sexy, but also helps you to fight disease so you can keep kickin butt!

6 Foods that Make You Heart Strong

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February is American Heart Month! And we want to spotlight great foods that have amazing heart healthy benefits!

American Heart Month is a Federally designated month, proclaimed in 1963 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.9 million deaths each year. * And women are especially at high risk of heart disease. We want to help you and your families reduce the risks and become healthier and happier.

 

Try to incorporate them into your diet this week!

Top 10 Foods for a Healthy Heart

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. 

If you experience a combination of any of these symptoms, it’s important you or your caregiver calls a health professional to get the help you need.

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen ankles and legs
  • Dizziness/lightheadedness
  • Aching in shoulder and chest
  • Snoring and sleep problems
  • Irregular Heartbeat

A healthy diet and regular exercise are the main components in protecting against heart disease. 

Healthy Valentine's Day Ideas

Alternatives to Keep Valentine's Day Sweet!

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Having made a point of never celebrating Valentine’s day, it is ironic my first child was born on this day.  After years of avoiding the holiday, February 14th is now one of my biggest celebrations of the year - the day I became a mother.  This was seven years ago and since embracing Valentine’s Day, I have endless reasons to make and buy sweet treats for the occasion (and a convenient excuse for derailing New Year’s intentions). 

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