Roses are red. Violets are blue. Do not forget to love your heart too. February is American Heart Month which is a good time to think about the facts of heart disease. Heart disease continues to rank at the top each year for chronic conditions in both men and women. It is a term that encompasses many conditions including but not limited to congestive heart failure, high cholesterol and atrial fibrillation.
Now that the holiday season is passed us, many look forward to the new year to start a clean slate. Weight management ranks as one of the most common resolutions for New Year's. This includes goals such as eating healthier, becoming lean or being able to run longer distances. Follow these tips on how to successfully implement this lifestyle change. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends a goal of 1 to 2 pounds lost per week for the first six months of managing weight.