Five Ways to Add Heart-Healthy Exercise to Your Day

Posted By: Adam Lee | February 25, 2016

As special and important as your heart is, it’s still a muscle. And like most muscles, you can exercise it and make it stronger and more fit. Even better, the physical activity that helps your heart beat better can also improve other heart risk factors like blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol levels. Putting […]

Getting at the Heart of Sleep Problems

Posted By: Adam Lee | February 23, 2016

It’s 2 a.m. and, once again, you find yourself awake, staring at a dark ceiling and wondering how you’re possibly going to face the day ahead if you can’t get back to sleep. A thousand worries fill your mind, and your partner is snoring away, blissfully unaware of your elbow prodding him or her to […]

Heart Healthy Sauce Recipes

Posted By: Adam Lee | February 16, 2016

Valentines. Candles. Home-cooked pasta. Stick to your heart healthy resolutions while enjoying some comfort food this weekend—or anytime. (bonus: these recipes are also vegan) Fettuccini Alfredo Sauce 1 cup water ¾ cup cashews 2 tablespoons brown rice flour 1 tablespoon McKay’s Chicken Seasoning 1 teaspoon yeast flakes ½ teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon garlic powder […]

Drink to Your Heart’s Health

Posted By: Adam Lee | February 08, 2016

February is here—a time of heart-themed celebrations. And heart health is something you should drink to—literally! But what you drink and how much will make a big difference in how well your heart continues to work for you. That’s because well-hydrated blood is a lot easier for your heart to pump through the 60,000 miles […]

Weight Loss, Heart Gain

Posted By: Adam Lee | February 05, 2016

Judging by our charitable giving, Americans have huge hearts. Judging by our waistlines, many of us—more than two-thirds, according to the National Institutes of Health—also have a huge risk factor for problems with our hearts. With so many of us overweight or obese, nudging the scale downward is an important part of taking care of […]

Dine Out Heart Smart in Walla Walla

Posted By: Adam Lee | February 03, 2016

You won’t have to choose between a heart full of love and a heart full of health this February. That’s because Walla Walla General Hospital has teamed up with local restaurants for the third year to provide heart-healthy entrée options during Heart Month. The Dine Out Heart Smart program means you can enjoy eating out […]

Biometrics: Putting a Number on Heart Disease Risks

Posted By: Adam Lee | February 01, 2016

Your employer may suggest them. Your doctor may order them. And your heart may be speaking through them. So…what are they exactly? The Number Game They are biometrics—a collection of numbers that tell you a lot about your overall health and your risk for certain diseases, including heart disease. Because knowing and improving your biometric […]

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