The Heart of the Matter

Posted by CareSync Nursing Team

Feb 27, 2017 10:41:10 AM

Your heart is the center of your cardiovascular system, and is responsible for just about everything that gives your body life, ranging from the transportation of oxygen throughout your body to the success of your immune system. The foods you eat and the amount of activity you choose to take part in can dramatically affect the overall health of your heart and many other tissues that make up your cardiovascular system.

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Topics: healthy living, care coordination, health tips, heart health, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease prevention

Heart Health + Kidney Health = A Perfect Pair

Posted by The CareSync Team

Feb 9, 2017 5:14:50 PM

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, everyone’s talking about the happy, healthy pairings that make life sweeter. So we decided it was a great time to remind you of another dynamic duo that works hard to keep you happy and healthy for life: your kidneys and heart.

Like peanut butter and jelly or Romeo and Juliet, your heart and kidneys make the perfect pair. It’s a long-term relationship that seems to suggest everything is better together.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, healthy living, care coordination, health tips, heart health

Reduce Your Cholesterol for Better Heart Health

Posted by Jason Wilson, RN, MBA

Oct 26, 2016 10:45:00 AM

High cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for developing heart disease (the leading cause of death in the U.S.) or having a stroke (the fifth leading cause of death). In fact, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the higher your blood cholesterol level, the higher your risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack.

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Topics: healthy living, health tips, fitness & exercise, heart health, diet

These Recipes Can't Be "Beet"

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Ask your doctor about adding beets to your diet. Beets are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin B, iron, vitamin C (an immune-booster), potassium (for healthy nerve and muscle function), and manganese (good for bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas). They are commonly believed to be good for your heart, liver, and colon. And they contain phytochemicals that are good for your eyes and nerve tissues, as well as lutein, an antioxidant that helps protect the eyes from age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

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Topics: health tips, healthy eating, heart health, diet, recipes

What's the Scoop on Avocados?

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It’s the fruit you sometimes forget is a fruit! It’s the avocado and it’s good for you. Yes, it has fat. But it has the monounsaturated kind which helps promote healthy blood flow so it’s good for your heart. Studies have also shown avocados can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

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Topics: health tips, healthy eating, heart health, diet, recipes

Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Fat? Yes!

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 14, 2016 9:00:02 AM

You usually hear, "Avoid fat!" But there is a healthy source your body craves. Omega-3 fatty acids can help your body’s cells work properly, reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, and reduce joint pain and stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis. They are also thought to play a role in improving memory as we age, keeping short-term memory sharp, and lowering the risk for dementia.

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Topics: American Heart Association (AHA), healthy eating, heart health, diet, recipes, omega-3s

Juicing for Your Health

Posted by The CareSync Team

Aug 31, 2016 9:22:24 AM

For some adults, eating fruits and vegetables has been a struggle since childhood. Maybe taste got in the way when we were younger and pickier about what was put on our plate. Perhaps convenience was the issue when we were older and trying to run out the door to work. But as we get older and leading a healthier lifestyle gets higher on our radar, we realize we need to incorporate those nutrient-rich foods in our diet one way or another. Thankfully, there’s a delicious and convenient way to do it: juicing.

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Topics: health tips, healthy eating, heart health, recipes

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