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Jumping for Heart Health

To Mary Amsbury, a physical education teacher with Comstock Public Schools, February means one thing: time to jump rope. Jumping rope is a staple of the Kids Heart Challenge, a nationwide effort by the American Heart Association to teach children about the importance of their heart health and to raise money for children with special hearts. The week-long event looks different at every… 

Small Changes That Can Instantly Boost Your Family’s Health

Research shows that up to 50% of American adults make New Year’s resolutions, but over 90% drop them within just a few months. As we make our way through February, chances are your own resolutions aren’t looking so great. Fortunately, if you’ve been striving to live a healthier lifestyle amid the COVID-19 pandemic, you don’t need to bend over backward… 

Cook a Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day Dinner

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Instead of flowers and chocolates, why not make a heart-healthy meal for your significant other or family? The following recipes should give you some inspiration. This three-course meal is tasty, easy to make and is good for you too. Here are some details about each course and you can find the recipes below! First Course:… 

Using a Plant-Based Diet to Improve Heart Health

There are many reasons to consider shifting to a plant-based diet. A big one is heart health. Even people who have eaten poorly much of their life can dramatically reduce heart disease risks by shifting to a whole-food, plant-based diet. Even without becoming a vegetarian or vegan, shifting eating habits to include more fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and other plant… 

Fitness Trends for 2021

When the pandemic hit, gyms closed and — just like toilet paper — fitness equipment became scarce online and in stores. As COVID-19 disrupted people’s fitness routines of working out at gyms or in groups, there has been more of a focus on home-based exercise equipment. There are many options for interactive home workout equipment. Many companies put out their… 

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, become an advocate to help protect the women you love

Every year, approximately 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is almost always preventable and when diagnosed early, it is nearly 100 percent curable. January is the perfect time to talk to the women in your life about getting screened, but the conversation shouldn’t end there. Learn more about cervical cancer awareness and become an advocate because protecting the…