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Heart Month Tip 26: Try a New Sport
Prevention 2/26/2012

Don’t assume you’re too old or too out of shape to play a sport. Many communities have robust adult soccer leagues, martial arts, dance and winter sports such as ice skating and hockey. If you’re in Charlottesville, check out: Soccer Association of Charlottesville Albemarle’s adult leagues

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Heart Month Tip 24: Rope Your Coworkers In
Nutrition, Prevention 2/24/2012

We happen to work in an office of people who like to cook – and share the tasty results. [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] Talk about working in a danger zone for dieting or eating healthy. Stop the madness! Make it a point today to talk to your…

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Heart Month Tip 22: Take Your Dog for a Walk
Exercise, Prevention 2/22/2012

A brisk walk with your furry friend is good for both of you, and it can help lift your spirits. [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] Make it a part of your daily routine. If you don’t have a dog, consider walking your neighbor’s dog. Volunteering to walk dogs…

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Heart Month Tip 21: Walk, Do Not Drive
Exercise, Prevention 2/21/2012

Park your car at the back of the parking lot instead of driving around looking for a close-in spot. [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] You’ll not only burn more calories, you’ll probably actually save time. Or do you really even need to drive? Maybe the store is close…

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Heart Month Tip 19: Have You Laughed Today?
Prevention 2/19/2012

Laugh every day. [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] Laughter reduces stress and improves your heart health. Need to get your laugh on? See some comedy at one of these Charlottesville venues: Bent Theatre Live Arts

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Heart Month Tip 18: Pay Attention to Your Plate
Nutrition, Prevention 2/18/2012

Make sure that your diet is rich in fruits, vegetables and fiber, and low in saturated fats. [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] Divide your plate at each meal: half vegetables, ¼ high-quality protein (like legumes) and ¼ fish or lean meat. Find out more about the USDA's food…

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Heart Month Tip 17: Make a Play Date
Exercise, Prevention 2/17/2012

Most of us get together with friends or go on dates for activities that center on eating and food. [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] Make it a point to try something else instead – when was the last time you swung on a swing? Rode bikes or went…

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Heart Month Tip 16: Give Your Heart Some Zzzz
Prevention 2/16/2012

Your heart needs rest, too! Though often overlooked, sleep supports and promotes all your body’s functions. It’s even important for weight-loss. Yet making sure you get right amount and the right kind can be challenging. Try one of these for a good night’s rest: Restorative yoga: One or two relaxing…

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