| Posted On Feb 08, 2022 | By:

Managing Heart Disease

Heart disease is a condition that affects your blood vessels and arteries, as well as your body’s ability to transport blood from your heart to other organs. As the leading cause of death in the United States, a heart disease diagnosis can feel scary and overwhelming.

The good news is that heart disease is manageable, and many people live healthy, full lives by making small but consistent lifestyle changes. If you’re concerned about heart disease,

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| Posted On Sep 19, 2016 | By:

A Decade of Support for the Boston Heart Walk

Hundreds of employees from Atrius Health participated in the Boston Heart Walk on Saturday, September 10th at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade. This marked the tenth year in a row our staff and their families, friends and even their dogs teamed up to raise funds to support the lifesaving research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Heart Association. The Atrius Health team has raised more than $950,000 for the Boston Heart Walk over the past 10 years.

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| Posted On Feb 18, 2016 | By:

Heart Health and You

February is all about the heart – and we’re not only talking about Valentine’s Day. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, making “Heart Month” the ideal time to help raise awareness for this serious yet treatable epidemic.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. That’s one in every four deaths.

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| Posted On Jul 06, 2015 | By:

The Bittersweet Story of Sugar

There are a lot of sugar-containing foods in this world, and chances are you enjoy eating at least one of them. Candy, soda, and fruit are just a few examples of foods that contain sugar. When we eat sugar, it lights up our brains and makes us feel happy. But having too much sugar in our diets can make our bodies unhappy. The other big question to answer is whether the sugar in the foods we eat is naturally occurring or added to the food.

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| Posted On Mar 26, 2015 | By:

Healthy Eating Ideas for Spring

I think we can all agree it’s been a rough winter, but spring will come and we’ll be shedding some of those layers of clothes. When that happens, our thoughts often turn to eating healthier, so, in anticipation of the warmer weather, we’ve pulled together some of our most popular posts about nutrition. Whether you’re looking to shed some pounds, get tips to help you eat healthier or prevent or manage a chronic illness,

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| Posted On Feb 11, 2014 | By:

Give Your Heart Some Love, Too!

Since Valentine’s Day is this Friday and February is American Heart Month, I thought it only appropriate to write about the most important way you can show your heart a little extra love. Heart disease is the number 1 killer of Americans, and many of the risk factors for this disease are diet and lifestyle-related and largely preventable. The American Heart Association urges everyone to follow a Heart Healthy Diet in order to reduce your risk,

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| Posted On Jan 06, 2014 | By:

5 Reasons To Eat More Plants

Remember when vegetarians were thought of as tree-hugging, long-haired hippies who got a strange satisfaction out of depriving themselves of good food?  Well, times are definitely changing.  There’s been a quiet movement underway for the past few years, and it seems to me that plant-based diets are really starting to appeal to the masses.

According to recent statistics compiled by the Vegetarian Resource Group, almost half of all Americans eat a vegetarian meal at least once per week,

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| Posted On Jun 20, 2013 | By:

Super Foods and Nutrition Tips for Men

June is Men’s Health Month, which means it’s a great time to check in with your health care providers and make sure you’re doing all you can to stay healthy.  In addition to regular screening tests, don’t forget to give your diet a check-up.  Eating well and watching your weight is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age.

Men of all ages should include several servings of Super Foods (foods which have extra nutrients and anti-aging and disease-fighting properties) in their diets each week. 

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| Posted On May 30, 2013 | By:

More Reasons to Eat a Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is making news again all over the place.  Newest research confirms what we thought – a Mediterranean-style diet is a healthy way to eat, because it can help reduce cholesterol, lower the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, and even help to preserve memory.

Here’s a quick summary of three recent studies:

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| Posted On Jan 17, 2013 | By:

It’s January, so Get Moving!

Did you resolve to exercise more in 2013?  If so, congratulations!  Being physically active is one of the most positive things you can do to maintain or improve your health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that all adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic (cardio) exercise each week, AND strength training exercise, which targets the major muscle groups, 2 or more times per week*.  Moderate intensity means that you’re working hard enough to break a sweat and raise your heart rate (think brisk walking,

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