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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D in the Winter?

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Making sure your body has the vitamin D it needs is easier during the warm, summer months—you can just spend time outside! But now that colder winter weather is here, getting the vitamin D your body needs is a bigger challenge. Not only do the cold temperatures cause us to want to stay inside, but shorter days mean there’s already less sun to go around in the first place. Plus, for most parts of the United States, winter sun rays are more indirect than summer sun rays—meaning your body already isn’t absorbing as many UVB rays as during the summer months.

But why is vitamin D so important? Let’s investigate.

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Topics: vitamin D, healthy life

8 Exercise Tips for Busy People

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Oct 04, 2016

Finding time for exercise can be difficult. However, if you want to stay heart healthy, you should try to do at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. But don't worry, if you are unable to do a 30-minute session all at once, you can divide it into two 15-minute sessions or three 10-minute sessions. 

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Topics: heart health, exercise, healthy life, healthy exercising

Top 10 Heart Healthy Vegetables

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Wed, Jul 20, 2016

There is a reason why mom wanted you to eat your vegetables. It's a well-known fact that a diet rich in vegetables can benefit your health in many ways, including improving your heart health. If you want to live a healthy life, it is a good idea to take your mom’s advice to heart.

Vegetables contain high levels of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that can strengthen and protect your heart. By including more heart-healthy vegetables in your diet, you will significantly reduce the risk of heart-related illnesses. Here are 10 heart healthy vegetables to add to your diet:

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Topics: heart health, healthy life

Combatting “Sitting Disease”: Getting More Activity in Your Day

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Oct 01, 2015

You watch what you eat and make sure to get enough fruits and vegetables in your diet. You drink plenty of water. You hit the gym every morning for a healthy mix of cardio and strength training. You regularly get seven or eight hours of sleep a night. You’re doing everything you can to live a healthy lifestyle … right?

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Topics: workplace wellness, healthy life, active

How to Know What Food to Toss or Save When the Power Goes Out

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, May 14, 2015

While power outages are usually relatively quick, occasionally you might experience an outage that lasts long enough to threaten the safety of the food in your refrigerator and freezer. With summer thunderstorms on the horizon and hurricane season just around the corner, it’s important to know the facts about food spoilage. How long is too long for your power to be out? What foods will you have to toss and which foods can you save? And is there anything you can do to prevent food spoilage in the event of a power outage? Here’s the basic rundown.

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Topics: healthy life

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