Health & Wellbeing

February 2019

Veritas’ monthly e-magazine on health care and wellness

Can Red Wine and Chocolate Really be Good for You?

You may have heard whispers of dark chocolate and red wine being good for you and thought it’s too good to be true. Good news—the rumors are true. That’s right, there is some science behind the claims that these two indulgences can be good for your heart health.

3 Exercises to Improve Your Heart Health

Did you know that exercising regularly could help you fight off chronic conditions and diseases? Exercise can help control your blood pressure, blood sugar and weight, raise your “good” cholesterol, and prevent diseases such as cancer, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. According to the AHA, you should do these three exercises to improve your heart health.

Looking to Improve Your Heart Health? Reduce Your Stress

The American Heart Association (AHA) recognizes each February as American Heart Month in hopes of raising awareness about the disease and how to prevent it. While there are risk factors that contribute to heart disease that you can’t control, there are many things you can do to maintain your heart health. One of those things is to reduce your stress.

Recipe: Gingery Quinoa with Green Beans

Try this recipe with the superfood quinoa, which is high in fiber and contains heart-healthy fats that can help boost “good cholesterol.”

Know the Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Heart disease can happen at any age. Half of all Americans have at least one of the top three risk factors for heart disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking). Know the risk factors and what you can do about them.

Organize Your Health and Wellbeing Efforts. The Live Well Planner is designed to make living a healthy lifestyle easier. It features healthy recipes and various articles on exercise, diet, and overall wellness. I also provides space for organizing daily and weekly agendas, planning meals, or logging workouts.

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