Tag Archives: heart health

The Surprising Connection Between Stress and Your Heart Health

When it comes to stress, two things are a given: It affects everyone at one point or another and there’s a right way and a wrong way to handle it. Why is it so important to figure out a healthy…

Health Basics: How to Maintain a Safe Blood Pressure

There’s nothing more empowering than being in control of your health. Ensuring that you’re doing everything you can to keep your body well goes a long way towards helping you avoid serious diseases and conditions down the road. This is…

Shovel Snow Safely With These 12 Tips

Michigan experienced record snow falls over the past two days, forcing residents to head outdoors to clear driveways and walkways. Physicians at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network recommend residents keep heart health in mind and…

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West Michigan woman becomes face of heart health movement

As February is all about red and love, it’s only fitting that this month is also American Heart Month. Whether you participate in one of the many statewide Go Red For Women events, educate those around you, or create new…

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High-tech ways to keep your heart healthy

This blog post is part of #HealthyMe, a personalized web experience based on your health and wellness goals. To sign up today, visit http://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/healthyme   Sure, smart phones are fun for games and keeping in touch with your friends, but they can also be the…

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Which #GoRedForWomen events across Michigan are you participating in?

As we move into February, the color red, hearts, Valentine’s Day, and love surround us. You can’t go anywhere the entire month without being reminded of love and hearts. Perhaps it’s fitting that February is also American Heart Month, and…

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Fad diets: Why does a recipe for disaster sound like recipe for success?

Fad diets… The “quick, easy, practically effortless way to lose weight fast!” Yeah, that sounds healthy. Most fad diets prohibit you from consuming certain food groups, normal quantities of food and any food that isn’t a part of the diet…

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Heart-healthy recipes for kids

Making nutritious and heart-healthy meals is important at any age, but not always appealing to a younger palate. To help make planning healthy, kid-friendly meals easier, we’ve compiled a list of dishes that are sure to please picky eaters, without…

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Send us your favorite heart-healthy recipes and we’ll send you a free cookbook!

In honor of Heart Health Month, we’re giving away heart-healthy cookbooks courtesy of Blue Care Network, as well as a chance to have your heart-healthy recipes featured on A Healthier Michigan! To receive a cookbook, just email us at ahealthiermi@gmail.com…