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Heart Health Tip 12: Walk It Out
Exercise, Prevention 2/12/2012

Go for a walk with your family. It's a great way to unwind and catch up after a long day. [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption]

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Heart Month Tip 10: Fill ‘Er Up!
Prevention 2/10/2012

Drink More H20! [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] We usually don't drink enough water in a given day. Have a bottle of water with you on your desk while you’re at work and make a conscious effort to drink it and fill it back up. You'll be surprised…

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Heart Month Tip 9: Rehab Your Heart
Prevention 2/9/2012

Know someone recovering from a heart attack, angioplasty or heart surgery? [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] UVA’s nurses and exercise physiologists will help you set up an exercise program that builds your heart's strength. Learn how our Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Wellness Clinic can help you or a loved…

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Heart Month Tip 6: Ask the Right Questions
Prevention 2/6/2012

When you visit with your doctor, take a list of questions that you’d like to talk about with him/her, and don’t leave the office until they’ve all been answered. [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] Your list should include target blood pressure and cholesterol levels, nutrition and exercise goals,…

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Heart Month Tip 5: Start Out Right
Exercise, Prevention 2/5/2012

How fit are you right now? [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] If you haven't exercised for a while, start with some modest activities and work your way up. If you're not overweight, 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five or more times a week is all you need…

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Heart Health Tip 4: Sit Down
Prevention 2/4/2012

Yesterday, we told you to stand up at work. Today, we're telling you to sit down. [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] Stress is a major cause of heart attacks. One effective way to deal with stress is to meditate. Meditation comes in many forms, like mindfulness-based stress reduction…

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Heart Month Tip 3: Stand Up
Exercise, Prevention 2/3/2012

Most of us sit almost the entire workday. Standing burns more calories and works more muscles. [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] Try it — today! If you can’t stand up while working at your desk, try it during meetings or while talking on the phone.

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