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Smoking & Your Health

Author Picture Facts about smoking Smoking tobacco harms almost every organ in the body, including the heart, blood vessels and lungs. Quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do [...]

Sleep & Your Health

Author Picture Facts about sleep Sleep plays an important role in your physical and mental health. During sleep, the body physically slows down, the brain stores new information, and the body repairs [...]

Stress & Your Health

Author Picture Facts about stress Stress is something that affects all of us in some form, but it is how we cope with the stressors in our life that makes the difference [...]

Understanding Heart Failure

Author Picture Facts about heart failure In a healthy heart, the right amount of blood is pumped to the body each time it beats. Each heartbeat involves the heart relaxing and contracting. [...]

Blood Sugars & Your Health

Author Picture Facts about blood sugar Food is broken down into blood sugar and acts as fuel for the cells in your body, much like gasoline in a car. If blood sugar [...]

Recording your Exercise & Goals

Author Picture Tracking your exercise is an important component of the program. Submitting your weekly exercise information to your Exercise Therapist will allow them to provide you with personalized feedback and assist [...]

Getting Started on the Right Track

Author Picture General exercise guidelines All physical activity is important, however, there is greater benefit with moderate to vigorous intensity exercise for bouts of 10 minutes or more. For most individuals, the [...]

Flexibility

Author Picture General instructions Hold each stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 1 to 2 times. Remember to breathe normally as you perform these stretches. Do not perform any stretch that [...]

Resistance Training – Weights

Author Picture General instructions Always complete a warmup and a cool down before and after resistance training. Select a weight (dumbbell) that you are able to complete 8 to 10 repetitions of [...]

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