Merritt Clubs Blog


Healthy Foods Your Heart Desires

Posted by Lindsay Silbert

Feb 18, 2020

With Valentine’s Day just behind us, decorative hearts remain visible all over. This can help serve as a reminder that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Statistics show that one person dies every 37 seconds in the US from cardiovascular disease, and unfortunately, the number of people impacted is only increasing. On the upside, many forms of heart disease can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices.

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Topics: heart health, nutrition, healthy heart

I Feel Your Heartbeat Beating

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Feb 13, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day! Many people think of February as the month of love, but it is also American Heart Month. Although heart disease may often be thought of as a problem for men, it is the most common cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Study data suggests that on a day-to-day basis, more women worry about getting breast cancer, even though heart disease kills six times as many women each year. Women are also less likely to call 911 when experiencing heart attack symptoms. Why? It simply doesn’t occur to them to do so. More disturbing facts:

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Topics: heart disease, heart health

Can Cardio Help You Live Longer?

Posted by Lori O'Donnell

Jan 16, 2019

Well, it’s mid-January: that time when resolutions begin to lose their shine and real life becomes once again…well…real life. Did you make any resolutions for the new year? How’s it going? If one of your resolutions was to get to the gym more often or to simply start working out, here’s some news that may give you a little push in the right direction. According to a recent study completed by the Cleveland Clinic, not exercising can be more detrimental to your health than smoking, diabetes, or hypertension (high blood pressure).

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Topics: cardiovascular health, cardio workouts, cardio training, heart health

I Heart Cardio

Posted by Leslie Warren

Jan 31, 2018

February is American Heart Month and we are getting heart healthy! We want to help you learn all about how to keep your heart in shape and little ways to add activity to your day. You owe it to yourself and your family to take care of your body, and it can be fun to get your body healthy.

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Topics: cardiovascular health, cardio workouts, heart health

Understanding Hypertension – Facts About Blood Pressure

Posted by Paula Chaney

Oct 18, 2016

When we have a good understanding of how our bodies work, we can take the steps needed to protect ourselves and live healthier lives.

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Topics: heart health