Keep Your Heart Healthy

The Basics: Overview Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Take steps today to lower your risk of heart disease. To help prevent heart disease, you can: Eat healthy. Get active. Stay at a healthy weight. Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke. Control your cholesterol and[…]

Heart Health Facts to Share During American Heart Month

In case you missed it, it’s American Heart Month. While you’re passing around candy hearts, you might also consider passing out heart health facts to your employees to spread the word about heart disease.   And while Valentine’s Day hearts might be cute, heart disease is not.   Cardiovascular disease impacts nearly half of American[…]

Things to Know During Heart Health Month

Over 50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared February to be American Heart Month. The tradition of Heart Health Month has continued on as we raise awareness about the various risk factors, symptoms, treatments, and most importantly lifestyles that contribute to either heart disease or heart health. Whether you are just starting to think[…]

10 Ways to Control High Blood Pressure Without Medication

      1. Lose extra pounds and watch your waistline Blood pressure often increases as weight increases. Being overweight also can cause disrupted breathing while you sleep (sleep apnea), which further raises your blood pressure. Weight loss is one of the most effective lifestyle changes for controlling blood pressure. Losing even a small amount[…]