Cholesterol 101: Why knowing your cholesterol numbers may save your life

By Stephanie Jackson
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Cholesterol is important to the body; it’s used for producing cell membranes and hormones to helping the body digest fat. However, knowing the difference between good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, and knowing your cholesterol levels, can help you stay healthy.

Tips for Nutrition Success: The My Heart Challenge Play at Home Edition

By Kary Woodruff
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So you’re taking on the My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition. Good for you! During the next few months you will truly be able to see changes – you can lose weight, increase your fitness, improve your heart health, feel better and have better energy – it just takes time and consistency. Here is some advice for success to help you with your heart healthy goals.

Improving Heart Care Through Research and Science

By Jason M Carlton
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The world’s leading heart care experts are meeting in San Diego this weekend for the 64th Annual American College of Cardiology Scientific Session & Expo. There they will exchange ideas and share results of studies that could lead to improved heart care and treatment options for patients with heart disorders.

Guide to Choosing Heart-healthy Snacks

By Kary Woodruff
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Earlier today I had the opportunity to host a webcast on heart-healthy grocery shopping and dining out. One of the questions submitted by one of the MyHeart Challenge: Play at Home Edition contestants was, "During the week I often grab granola bars, crackers, pretzels for snacks. I'm realizing that I'm eating too many carbs. What are some healthy alternatives I can buy to grab when I'm on the go?" Here are some great tips for snacking on the go. 

Simple exercises to get you ready for ski season

By Jeffrey Beck
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As we reach the height of the ski season, you may be experiencing soreness in muscle groups such as your back, glutes, and thighs. In order to get the most out of the rest of your time on the slopes there are several simple exercises you can do at home to strengthen these areas in addition to improving your your balance.