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Twins who participated in ‘The Biggest Loser’ help each other stay healthy

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Luis and Roberto Hernandez shed hundreds of pounds together as contestants on “The Biggest Loser.” Today, they still are working to keep one another on track.

They’re each other’s biggest cheerleaders and they also hold each other accountable if they don’t eat right or […]

After dropping 250 pounds, musician to host cooking show

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Papa Joe Aviance eats healthy, walks and hopes to run a marathon one day.

You’d never guess that just seven years ago he hated exercise and was more than twice the size he is today.

Papa Joe, now in his 40s, struggled with his weight since he […]

June 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, Nutrition, Obesity, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on After dropping 250 pounds, musician to host cooking show

Saturated fats: Why all the hubbub over coconuts?

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Coconut oil, with its sweet smell of the tropics and its purported claims to cure what ails you, is everywhere. People are using it in their shampoos, skin creams, and even in their smoothies and coffee.

Chatter spiked even more recently, after a new science advisory […]

Overcoming family history of high blood pressure with diet, exercise and medication

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Sandra Ortiz’s father suffered from high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes and when he died she witnessed the devastating toll. She wanted desperately to avoid the same fate.

With a strong family history of high blood pressure, Ortiz knew she was at a […]

May 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, Hispanic, Nutrition, Obesity, Prevention, Sodium, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Overcoming family history of high blood pressure with diet, exercise and medication

Study finds kids’ meals not improving much despite initiative

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Parents frustrated with a barrage of unhealthy meal choices for their children when dining out were supposed to get a hand when the National Restaurant Association started an initiative six years ago to help cut calories, fat and sugar in kids’ meals.

But a recent report […]

Nothing could slow down this busy working mom — until her stroke

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Lilian Tsi Stielstra was a couch potato. But at age 46, that changed.

Waking on a Saturday in 2010 in her San Francisco home, she recalls feeling tired. She brushed it off as stress from her demanding bank sales job.

Walking up the stairs, she felt “pins […]

Expert tips for following your 2017 healthy-eating resolutions

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It’s always good idea to take charge of your health, but there’s no time like the New Year.

To help you get started in 2017, several dietitians and health experts are offering up fresh approaches to keeping those resolutions.

“You’ve had time to think about who you want […]

Program sees drop in calories, salt, fats and boost in fruits, vegetables, grains

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

One of the country’s top food service providers has cut by 8 percent the calories, sodium and saturated fats on the menus it provides to colleges, universities, hospital cafes and workplaces.

The news from Aramark is part of the first-year report on progress for Healthy for […]

New program helps Americans add more color to their plates

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Coloring the plate every day with one more cup of fruits and vegetables is the rallying cry of +color, a new American Heart Association initiative to encourage Americans to eat healthier.

To kick off the initiative, NBC’s Today show meteorologist Dylan Dreyer helped the organization […]

The secret to creating healthy eating habits: Make it a family affair

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Make it fun, make it fun, make it fun.

That’s how dietitian Candace Johnson recommends parents get their children to exercise and eat their peas and carrots. But doing those things as a family is the key, she said.

Johnson uses a family-centered approach at […]

September 16th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Nutrition|Tags: , , |2 Comments