Monthly Archives: June 2013

Understanding SPF in a Sunscreen

June 28th, 2013

sunblock-250x166The days are heating up as we move into summer, and with longer days we are spending more time outside.  Do you know how to choose a sunscreen?  Check out this great article which explains SPF and important ingredients to look for in a sunscreen.

The Truth About Stretching

June 25th, 2013

Static-Stretching-1To stretch or not to stretch? Check out this article for “The Truth About Stretching.” Does it help or hurt? Should you do it before or after a workout?  Experts sort through the many mixed messages.

The Passing of Actor James Gandolfini to Sudden Cardiac Death

June 20th, 2013

James GandolfiniThe tragic loss of actor James Gandolfini to sudden cardiac death is a stark reminder of the dangers of heart disease. This silent killer can take a life without warning signs or symptoms.  It was sudden cardiac death that claimed the life of Steven S. Cohen and inspired the creation of The Heart Foundation 17 years ago.  Here at The Heart Foundation we continue in our mission to educate the public about heart disease, promote early detection, and support revolutionary research in the quest to find more effective ways to treat and prevent this #1 cause of death in the United States.  Rest in peace, Mr. Gandolfini.  Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones at this sad time.

7 Causes of High Cholesterol

June 19th, 2013

cholesterol-intro-sq-150Controlling cholesterol levels is an important part of a heart-healthy lifestyle.  Click here to learn more about 7 causes of high cholesterol.