That Muffin Top May Make a Difference: Extra Weight Can Lead to a Decreased Life Span

Studies have shown that that little bit of extra weight can take years off of your life span. You do not have to be on the high end of obesity to suffer from the negative health effects.

Food on the Go: How to Pick the Healthiest Options for Your Family

It's hard to cook homemade, healthy meals when you have a family that is constantly on the go. You may have to eat out, but that doesn't mean you have to eat poorly! Follow these tips to make the best choices for you and your family when you need to find a quick and simple solution.

E-cigarettes vs. Traditional Cigarettes: What are the Health Risks?

Cigarettes are known to be damaging to your health, especially when it comes to heart disease. Recent trends have provided e-cigarettes as an alternative, but is there a difference in the risks?

While there is no evidence or studies to show the long-term effects of e-cigarette use, there is much debate over their safety. First of all, e-liquids are the main component of e-cigarettes and these e-liquids contain tobacco, an addictive substance prominent in traditional cigarettes. E-liquids may also contain colorings, flavorings, and other chemicals that are potentially harmful.

Does Your Heart Need a Make-Over?

Is it time for a heart makeover? You make changes to your hair and your style, but what are you doing for your heart? There is no time like the present when it comes to heart healthy living!

Heart Health for the Whole Family: Make Healthy Living A Lifestyle

What is the best way to teach? By example! Children who develop healthy habits at a young age have a higher chance of carrying them over into adulthood. Try these tips to keep your family healthy and happy.

Time is Muscle! Exercising After a Heart Attack

Suffering from a heart attack can be a wake-up call for a much-needed lifestyle change. Follow these tips for best practices on how to ease your way back into exercise after a heart attack or heart surgery.

Time is Muscle!: Build Your Heart Strong To Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attacks

Your heart is a muscle. It needs time, effort, and training to avert disease and reduce your risk of a heart attack!

You exercise to get strong, but you should also work to make your heart strong as well! Your heart is a muscle and needs consistent work to stay strong and healthy. You can benefit from as little as 30 minutes of exercise a day. A heart specific benefit to light exercise is increased artery and blood vessel flexibility which helps prevent hypertension and high-cholesterol levels.

American Heart Month: February is Dedicated to Taking Care of Your Heart

February celebrates American Heart Month. This is a time to focus on the dangers of heart disease and what you can do to stay heart healthy!

Love is Good for Your Health!

Valentine's is just around the corner. Did you know that being in love is actually good for your overall health? Many aspects of being in love promote a healthy lifestyle, and benefit your heart!

How Where You Live Affects Your Health

Both the physical and social elements of your home and neighborhood can have more of an effect on your health than you think. There are several factors that play a role in your lifestyle choices, physical and emotional health, as well as any preexisting conditions.