Your Once-A-Year Day: Get Your Annual Screenings!

September 21, 2021

Playing an active role in your preventive health is a key factor in preventing peripheral artery disease and managing your risk factors for heart problems. And one of the best preventive health measures is your annual check-up with your primary care provider. Even if you don’t have a heart condition, it’s essential to schedule and keep annual exams.

How to Have a Heart-to-Heart about Peripheral Artery Disease

September 17, 2021

Understanding the risk factors, signs and symptoms of peripheral artery disease can have a big impact on the likelihood of a positive outcome and a strong recovery when issues arise. Besides recognizing these in yourself, it’s also important to be able to recognize them in your loved ones and be able to comfortably discuss them. By detecting potential heart problems early, we’re more likely to be able to help keep them from progressing into serious conditions. But having the conversation can be challenging. Read here for a few tips to consider, if someone close to you is at risk for PAD.

How Weight Weighs on Your Heart

September 16, 2021

Many of us have tried to lose weight, eat healthier and exercise. When we don’t always follow through, it’s not because we don’t want to be healthier. More often, life just gets in the way. But even with life’s challenges, it’s important for us to find ways to help our heart be healthy, to decrease our risk of Peripheral Artery Disease. Weight can be a critical indicator of our risk level for heart problems. More specifically, where that weight is can also elevate risk.

Give Your Brown Bag a Boost

September 14, 2021

You’re at work. It’s lunchtime. Your brown bag lunch is waiting for you in the fridge. Maybe it’s two-day-old meatloaf. Maybe it’s a turkey sandwich. Either way, you’re not too thrilled about it. We’ve all been there. If only you could make your brown bag lunch more exciting. Well, you can! Start with this Broccoli Salad with Chopped Walnuts. The walnuts bring antioxidants and a satisfying crunch, the broccoli brings vitamins and fiber -which can help lower cholesterol, the poultry packs protein and the dressing adds a delightfully creamy finish. Read here for a delicious, heart-healthy lunch recipe to help keep your risk of PAD in check.

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