Medical adherence — following doctor’s orders — is a huge issue in medicine. Adherence comprises both lifestyle and medication prescriptions. Neither can work as expected if not used as directed.
If we all know physical activity is great for us, why is it so challenging for so many of us to take those first steps to becoming regularly physically active? Three out of 10 adults don’t get ANY exercise. What’s standing in our way?
Choosing to be heart-healthy together may help both of you meet your goals.
There are plenty of ways to eat, and they are not equal in their effect on your weight and heart health. Recently the American Heart Association investigated this topic and published a scientific statement about meal planning and the timing and frequency of eating.
Blood pressure is an important part of everyone’s health, because high blood pressure contributes to many forms of cardiovascular diseases. It benefits everyone to understand and monitor their blood pressure.
Many of these diets restrict certain food groups or promise unrealistic results. They’re hard — or unhealthy — to sustain over time. They don’t help you develop a healthy relationship with food.
When you’re a child, life should be sweet. Unfortunately, life may be too sweet for today’s children.
“If you’re trying to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, fruits and vegetables can help fill you up. It’s almost impossible to overeat fruits and vegetables,” said Rachel Johnson, Ph.D., R.D.
Dinner is not the only meal you may eat away from home. These tips can help you choose healthier breakfasts and prepared take-out foods.
Making good food choices is one of the most important things we can do for the health of our hearts. Even so, many of us find ourselves looking for comfort from food.
When heart failure progresses to an advanced stage, there are many decisions to be made. In this final installment of our four-part series, we delve into the importance of shared decision making.
Dancing is a great way to improve physical fitness, develop social skills and create relationships that improve mental health. The benefits offered by dancing depend on the form you choose.