5 Steps to A Healthier Heart

Posted by Lauren Higgins on Friday, February 11, 2022
  1. Live smoke-free. For a person who smokes, quitting can seem like an insurmountable task, but it is the number one thing you can do to improve your heart health. Smoking is a major cause of cardiovascular disease and according to the CDC, causes one of every four deaths from the disease. Smoking can…
  • Raise triglycerides (a type of fat in your blood)
  • Lower “good” cholesterol (HDL)
  • Make blood sticky and more likely to clot, which can block blood flow to the heart and brain
  • Damage cells that line the blood vessels
  • Increase the buildup of plaque (fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances) in blood vessels
  • Cause thickening and narrowing of blood vessels
  1. Monitor your blood pressure. Aiming for a blood pressure under 120/80 mm Hg can decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease. Continuous high blood pressure can damage your arteries by making them less elastic, which decreases the flow of blood and oxygen to your heart. Following a heart-healthy diet and exercising regularly can help maintain a healthy blood pressure. Talk to your doctor if you think your blood pressure is concerning.
  2. Maintain a healthy body weight. Having a high body weight can be a contributing factor to cardiovascular disease. Being overweight can lead to fatty material building up in your arteries. When those arteries get clogged, it can lead to a heart attack. A healthy diet and regular cardiovascular exercises, as well as strength training, can help maintain a healthy weight.
  3. Get active! The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 150 minutes of moderate activity (like brisk walking) per week. Another great goal would be to strive for 10,000 steps per day. Even simple activities like walking can have a tremendous positive impact on your health. Your heart is a muscle, and like any other muscle, needs exercise to get stronger!
  4. Eat a heart-healthy diet. Make vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish, and lean protein mealtime staples. Instead of focusing too much on what you must limit, focus on adding more of those heart-healthy foods into your everyday diet. Limiting sodium, saturated fat, and added sugar can also help maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle.
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Topics: Health, healthy, resolutions, fitness, exercise, Heart Disease, Men's Health, heart health

LOVE THE SKIN YOU'RE IN.

Posted by Tracy Souder on Thursday, January 28, 2021

Did you know when you take care of your skin or pamper yourself you are practicing self-care? This month show your skin some LOVE! Read all about how in this blog post:

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Topics: Health, Oasis Spa, Wellness, Women's Health, Community Outreach, Massage Therapy, Men's Health, Skincare, self care, facials, nails

HEALTHY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Posted by Lauren Burkhardt on Monday, December 07, 2020

A HOLIDAY E-GIFT FROM US TO YOU!

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Topics: Health, Holidays, Nutrition, recipes, healthy, resolutions, fitness, exercise, Wellness, Healthy Eating

Finding your Confidence in the Gym

Posted by Lauren Higgins on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Starting something new can be overwhelming no matter what it is. A new hobby, sport, job, or even relationship can create a sense of uneasiness in everyone. When you think about it, starting a new workout routine has aspects of all those things! Exercise can be fun, therefore it can be a hobby. Exercise is obviously athletic, therefore could be classified as a sport in some cases. Exercise in some form is vital to your health and well being and should be treated with as much dedication as a new job. And exercise strengthens your relationship with your body and mind. Because of all these aspects of a workout routine, walking into the gym for the first time can be daunting! 

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Topics: Milestone Programs, Health, Fitness, resolutions, exercise, weight loss, workout, Group Fitness, Personal Training, Equipment

The Importance Of Hydration

Posted by Lauren Higgins on Wednesday, September 02, 2020
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Topics: Health, Wellness, Water, Healthy Eating, hydration

HMR Client Success Story: Margy Hood

Posted by Chuck Bent on Thursday, January 30, 2020

Before HMR, Margy was struggling with the toll that menopause and a hypothyroid diagnosis had taken on her. She felt like she had the metabolism of a slug and the energy level to match but HMR put her back on track and 51 pounds down!

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Topics: Health, Nutrition, weight loss, hmr, Wellness, Women's Health, HMR Success Stories

7 Benefits of Regular Exercise

Posted by Chuck Bent on Thursday, January 30, 2020

You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? From boosting your mood to improving your sex life, find out how exercise can improve your life.

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Topics: Health, Fitness, Nutrition, weight loss, hmr, Wellness, Women's Health, Body Fat, HMR Success Stories, Men's Health

How To Maintain Healthy Skin During the Winter

Posted by Leslie Guiot on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Suffering from dry, dull skin this winter? Learn how you can combat it with these 5 easy skincare tips!

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Topics: Health, Oasis Spa, Wellness, Women's Health, Skincare

HMR Staff Spotlight | Brenda Lee

Posted by Lauren Higgins on Monday, January 13, 2020

"Joining the HMR Team at Milestone is one of the best decisions I have ever made."

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Topics: Milestone Programs, Health, Fitness, weight loss, hmr, inspiration, Wellness, HMR Success Stories

Butternut Squash Soup

Posted by Chuck Bent on Monday, January 13, 2020

Winter is coming and so are tempting comfort foods. Warm up with a bowl of this HMR approved Butternut Squash Soup.

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Topics: Health, Nutrition, weight loss, hmr, recipes, Wellness, Healthy Eating

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