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5 Habits for Heart Health (Infographic)

Every time around this year you hear that heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. It is Heart Month after all! 5 Healthy Habits If you’ve been paying attention you know that diet an exercise play a key role in preventing heart disease. Read More »
Heart Health · Avera Health

10 Foods That Help Fight Heart Disease

Have we all been trying to create and keep our positive New Year’s Resolutions? Well let’s take that positive energy and apply it to our diet. Sometimes we focus so much on what we shouldn’t eat that we start to think that we need to avoid anything that tastes good. Read More »
Heart Health · Avera Health

Stress: The ‘other’ culprit in heart disease

High blood cholesterol is often the culprit we blame when it comes to our heart attack risk. Yet there’s another key player that has little to do with what we do or don’t eat – stress. “Stress is a state of emotional tension. Read More »
Heart Health · Avera Health

Prevention Starts in the Kitchen

February is Heart Month. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of heart-healthy recipes, from a fresh avocado dip to berry balsamic chicken, made with raspberry preserves. QUINOA PILAF 1 7/8 tablespoons olive oil 5 ¾ ounces fresh, diced carrots 2 7/8 ounces red or Bermuda onions, diced 1 7/8 ounces fresh, diced celery 1 ½ cup raw quinoa 1 ½ cup water 1 1/8 teaspoon low-sodium chicken base paste ½  each bay leaf 1 ½ teaspoon lemon juice 1 ½ teaspoon lemon zest Sauté vegetables in olive oil until tender. Read More »
Heart Health · Avera Health

Five “I Can Do That” Tips for Spring

While we patiently (or perhaps impatiently by now) wait for spring to arrive, we often tick off a list of things we do in order to put winter behind us and prepare for summer. Perhaps you wash up winter coats, caps and mittens and put them away for the season. Read More »
Exercise, Heart Health, Nutrition · Marshall

Creating a Culture of Healthy Habits

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, culture is defined as a way of thinking, behaving or working that exists in a place or organization. We all encounter different cultures throughout our day, but many of us don’t stop to think consciously about how the cultures impact our thinking or behavior. Read More »
Employees, Exercise, Heart Health · Avera Health