We’ve got a crush on Valentine’s Day. Who doesn’t like getting a little Hershey’s Kiss every now and then? And roses…bring them on! But over and above Cupid’s standard go-to’s, what we really love about Valentine’s Day is a chance to express our heart-felt emotions in a healthy, truly heart-filled way.
February brings with it a sea of red from Valentine’s Day greetings to messages promoting heart disease awareness month. And, while cupid can get hearts beating faster in a good way, many of us may feel aflutter with anxiety when we think about our own risk for heart disease.
Stress and anxiety can certainly impact your physical, emotional and mental health, and in popular culture and common lingo, we often connect the dots between stress and heart health.
For a longer life, move around every 30 minutes.
Wayne was enjoying retirement when he was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation a heart condition that increases the risk for stroke. Fortunately for Wayne, a new procedure called Watchman is now available at Roper St. Francis. Watch Wayne’s story and an animation of the Watchman technology.
According to the American Heart Association, every minute in the United States a woman dies from heart disease. Part of the problem is women and men experience heart attack symptoms differently. This may cause women to be unsure of what is happening and delay getting help.
Sarah Coulter, MS, RD, LD, clinical nutrition manager for Roper St. Francis discusses dark chocolate and other sources of flavonoids that offer antioxidant benefits and encourages heart health.