Writing Down a Goal Increases Chances of Success

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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People who don’t take the time to write down their goals are less likely to achieve them. Odds are, people have goals floating around in their minds and expect that to carry them through to completion. But taking that extra step to write down the goal – either on a piece of paper you post on the fridge, a post-it you stick to the bathroom mirror, or a weekly calendar event in your phone – will increases the odds of success.

Heart Rhythm Disorders in the Spotlight as World’s Top Researchers Tackle Growing Problem

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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Twelve thousand heart experts from around the world are converging this week on San Francisco to learn about best practices in heart rhythm diagnoses and treatments. It’s an important meeting for the two million Americans who suffer from atrial fibrillation –-the most common heart rhythm disorder.

5 Ways to Build a Support System Among Family Members

By Carrie Duford
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Building and maintaining a familial support system is important for your family's health, and the 2016 My Heart Challenge: Family edition participants are learning how a familial support system can make or break the success of their efforts to become more heart healthy. 

16-minute Exercise Circuit for the Busy Parent (and everyone else, too)

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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Parents are asked to do many things, especially with young kids at home. These demands make it challenging to find the time to get in some heart-healthy exercises. Follow this quick 16-minute exercise circuit you can do at home before your kids wake up.

Breakfast Cereals: Friend or Foe?

By Kary Woodruff
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The cereal aisle. How many of us have stood in this isle for what feels like hours, trying to decide what the best options are.  As a parent the task can be particularly daunting to find something that is ‘kid-approved’ but also does not load our children up with sugar.

Are You Shaped More Like a Pear or An Apple? New Study Finds Body Shape May Predict Heart Disease Risk

By Molly Araktingi
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One in three people will have cardiovascular disease in their lifetime, and about a third of them will die from a heart attack or similar malfunction before their heart disease is diagnosed. This is a scary statistic to think about. However, a new study has shown that people who have type one or two diabetes who gain weight in their abdomen, or have an apple-shaped body, could be at a higher risk of developing heart disease. 

The Link Between Depression and Your Heart Health: New Study Finds Treating Depression Helps Your Heart

By Steven Tew
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Unlike some illnesses, depression is no respecter of persons, nationality or age.
 
It affects the old and young, the strong and weak, the outgoing and shy, and as more and more people of influence speak out about the severity and reality of mental illness, depression is becoming a major topic throughout the world today.