When I flip my calendar to February, two things usually come to my mind. One, I’m getting tired of the cold and snowy winter, and two, Valentine’s Day is coming. Now, I don’t know how you feel about this “holiday," but I... Read more
Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m... Read more
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
Valentine's Day doesn't have to be all about chocolate and other decadent treats. Show the kids in your life how much you love them with simple, healthy snacks and heartfelt messages. They'll remember the creativity a lot longer than a ba... Read more
I'm just starting to get into strength training and really enjoy it! But I've been noticing I'm barely able to raise my heart rate, and don't know whether I'm getting a very effective workout.
When strength training, is getting your heart rate... Read more
Love my Fitbit! Keep in mind it is rather easy to trick any tracker. My wife noticed if she drove the golf cart around our small town it would actually rack up steps not taken. This was from the vibration and holding the steering wheel. Try to keep i... Read more
After being on a good healthy diet for months now, I am suddenly starting to fall off the wagon. I am more hungry than I should be and eating more than I am allowed. The cravings have suddenly returned. What do I do?... Read more
Today marks 1 full week of healthier & controlled eating. I've worked out 6 of the last 7 days! I feel GREAT! Not going to weigh myself until 1 month mark so unsure of the results, but as I said, I feel great!!... Read more
Eating plums reduces your chances of contracting a heart disease. Plums have certain cleansing agents that keep the blood pure & prevent complications of the heart. Researchers have found that plums have anti-cancer agents that may help prevent the g... Read more
Editor's Note: We're passionate about saving lives and preventing heart disease! Please share this blog post with other women in your life. Click the buttons above to share it on social media sites or send via email. Happy American Heart Mont... Read more
When someone asks me whether X, Y or Z counts as "exercise" or "cardio," my first response is always, "Well, what does your heart rate tell you?"Measuring your heart rate is an important action for every exerciser. It le... Read more
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