My name is Anna and I live in New York City. I am a registered nurse and passionate about health and wellness. I am the author of the blog: Be Healthy, Be Well, Be Inspired where I write about holistic health. I am a lifelong learner and when I am not working, I am taking e-courses and webinars, learning about photography, blogging, and exploring the city.

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Love Your Heart Health

How healthy is YOUR heart?

February is American Heart Month, a time to remember that heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the U.S., but in many cases is preventable. Changes to your diet, exercise, stress, even your job and where you live can drastically reduce your risk of heart disease. Health.com’s Heart Health Hub features surprising facts, easy tips, workouts, and delicious recipes to help your heart stay strong and healthy this month and forever. Heart Health is a vital issue for people at every age—even children!—

Heart health is vital and you only get one.  Below are links for more information on taking care of your heart.

 The Heart-Smart Diet

Certain key foods can dramatically reduce your risk of heart-disease. Add these seven super foods to your day for a healthier heart.

12 Ways to Fight Stress and Help Your Heart

Stress can do more than just throw off your productivity – it can actually hurt your heart. Take these twelve steps to avoid any stress-related risk.

22 Worst Foods for Trans Fat

Trans fat can make food taste good and last longer on grocery-store shelves, but it’s very hazardous for your heart. Health.com’s list points out the worst offenders.

15 Recipes Low In Saturated Fat

Whip up any of these heart-healthy meals for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

10 Surprising Facts About Cholesterol

You may think you’ve heard everything you need to know about this waxy fat, but there may be a few surprises you can learn from Health.com’s list.

10 Heart-Healthy Dessert Recipes

Dessert doesn’t always have to be off limits. If you stick with healthier recipes with less saturated fat —and less-frequent, reasonable portions—you can have your cake and eat it too!

10 Must-Know Facts about Cholesterol Drugs

If you are one of the millions of people in the U.S. considering taking cholesterol-lowering drugs to help prevent heart attacks and strokes, these ten important facts can help you make your decision.

Supplements for Cholesterol

If you’re trying to choose a supplement to help lower your cholesterol, check Health.com’s breakdown of the options first.

Heart Disease Looks Different in Women

Health.com helps you sort out the facts so you can recognize the symptoms and protect yourself.

 

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  1. Amy Allen Johnson 02/15/2012 at 12:06 pm

    Thanks for all the great tips. Seems obvious that Feb should be the month when we’ve got hearts strung up around our house!