Debunking Holiday Food Myths

By Lauren Dimitrov, RDN, MPH, LDN

It’s that time of year again—the holiday season—a time when we gather with all of our loved ones to spend time together, catch up on the years’ events, and enjoy some of our favorite holiday foods. We’ve all heard that people gain weight over

Can’t Hit the Gym? Hit your Desk!

By Steve Milano

Adding short exercises to your daily routine – even if only for 5 or 10 minutes – can help maintain and improve your health. Even if you can’t make it to the gym, there are mini exercises that you can do right at your desk to keep

The Role of Nutrition in Breast Cancer Prevention

By Lauren Dimitrov, RDN, MPH, LDN

Everywhere you look this month you will see the color pink in representation of Breast Cancer Awareness month. There are certain risk factors associated with breast cancer that you cannot change, including age, genetics, race, ethnicity, and family history. However, recent studies have

Feeling Down? Shake a Leg

You’ve likely heard all of the countless reasons you should exercise. You may be thinking, “Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard them all. It’ll help me stay healthy, reduce my risk of chronic diseases, I pretty much know all

Question & Answer Session with Open Road Bicycles

While every health care professional agrees that physical activity is important, not all forms of physical activity are for everyone. When running is hard on your joints, biking can be a great alternative. We talked to Scott Gross of Open Road Bicycles to bring you a guide to biking.

Group Therapy Can Help PAD Patients Get More Exercise

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a condition where clogged arteries reduce blood flow to the legs, and it affects 12 million Americans over the age of 65 every year. For these patients, staying active and physically fit is key to preserving their independence and carrying out

Best Mobile Apps for Your Heart Health

You use it for photos, music, online shopping, and checking email – but did you know that your smartphone is also a convenient health tool? Download these apps to keep your heart health in check when you’re on the go.

Withings Health Mate (see left)
The Withings Health Mate app

Sneaky Ways to Get More Exercise Every Day

Exercise doesn’t have to be a time-consuming, daunting task. Any exercise is heart healthy, and there are a few simple things you can do to incorporate exercise into your everyday activities.

Park further than you usually would.
Avoid looking for a parking spot close to the entrance and park as far away as you can to increase the steps you take

5 Heart Healthy Benefits of Yoga

You may know yoga as the exercise that make you feel calm and improves your flexibility. However, you may not think of yoga as being good for your heart. As it turns out, yoga can improve your cardiovascular health in more than one way.

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Mix Up Your Routine With 5 Fun Workouts in Jax

We all know that regular exercise is good for our hearts, but hitting the gym day after day can get old fast. Luckily, there are lots of offbeat exercise options in Northeast Florida that will mix up your daily routine and get you back on track. We’ve listed a few ideas below, but you can also check sites

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