Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Most people know that physical activity is important in obtaining optimal cardiovascular health. It also may not be surprising that a majority of Americans do not get the minimum recommended 75 vigorous-intensity minutes or 150 moderate intensity minutes per week of aerobic activity. Nor do they engage at least twice a week in muscle strengthening activities for major muscle groups.(1) Studies have shown that an active life style can reduce cardiovascular disease by as much as 39% and stroke by

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, of the estimated 5.4 million Americans that have the disease, 5.2 million people are over age 65. One in 7 over age 71 have some form of dementia. There are no effective treatments for dementia, but several studies over the past years have shown promise in delay of onset and prevention including: Preventing and treating diseases that damage the vascular system and thus the brain: hypertension, heart disease, stroke, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and high cholesterol Cognitive

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The Mediterranean Diet and Your Health

Studies have shown that risk of heart disease is lower for populations living around the Mediterranean Sea. This risk reduction has been found to be linked to the foods consumed by those living in the area. Diet in this area, aptly named the Mediterranean diet, consists of a higher intake of fish, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, olive oil (as the primary fat source) and a lower intake of dairy products, meat and poultry. Get detailed food choices and

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