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Summer Eating with the Mediterranean Diet

Recipes & Nutrition,

The Mediterranean diet is consistently rated as one of the healthiest diets you can eat and is endorsed by cardiologists at the American Heart Association. It incorporates aspects of healthy eating that are good for your heart and can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. But the Mediterranean diet is also just good eating. It’s…

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Cardiovascular Fitness in the Pool

Staying Fit Tips,

Although it’s been slow in coming, the heat of summer is finally here in Denver. If you’re listening to your cardiologist, you’re trying to keep up regular exercise. You might have tried to keep comfortable by choosing the right time of day for your run, but it might not be enough. Instead, you’re looking for…

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Best Times of the Day to Exercise During the Summer

Staying Fit Tips,

One of the most common phrases you’ll hear from a cardiologist is “get regular exercise.” That’s because heart doctors know that very few things are better for your health than regular daily exercise. However, there are some times when it might be a good idea to shift your regular exercise routine around. Summer is one…

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When Should I See an Electrophysiologist?

How We Are Making a Difference,

As the medical profession gains an understanding of the complexity of the human body and its problems, we realize that many systems deserve a specialized approach. Few organs are more complicated than the heart, so it makes sense that cardiology, the science of studying and treating the heart, should be divided into subspecialties. This includes…

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Summer Hikes to Stay Active

Staying Fit Tips,

If you are looking for ways to stay active this summer, hiking is one of your best options. In addition to offering great health benefits, it gives you the opportunity to enjoy some of the spectacular scenery Colorado has to offer. Even if you’ve never been a hiker before, it’s never too late to start.…

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Heart Healthy Grilling Tips

Recipes & Nutrition,

Summer is barbecue season. However, many traditional barbecue foods can be bad for your heart. Loaded with fat, salt, and sugar, these foods can increase your risk of heart disease and complications like heart failure or stroke. But you don’t have to give up the summer barbecue to stay healthy. Nor do you have to…

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Heart Healthy Outdoor Activities to Do This Spring

Healthy Thinking,

At South Denver Cardiology, we want all our patients to stay healthy. One of the best ways to keep your heart healthy is to be active. While you might have used our medical fitness gym to keep healthy all winter, spring in Colorado is a wonderful time to be active outside. We want to encourage…

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Planning a Heart Healthy Garden

Recipes & Nutrition,

A garden is a great way to improve your heart health. After all, it’s critical to heart health that you eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Growing your own produce will make it easier to build every meal around these healthy vegetables. As a side benefit, gardening is a great heart-healthy activity for…

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Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Recipes & Nutrition,

March is National Nutrition Month, so it’s a great time to talk about how changing your diet can dramatically improve your overall health, and especially your heart health. If you are ready to make a big change and see big improvements in your health, consider swapping your red meats for a fully plant-based diet. This…

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Reduce Red Meat to Improve Heart Health

Celebrating Wellness,

March is National Nutrition Month, which makes it a great time to talk about the role diet plays in encouraging heart health. It’s important to understand that consuming high quantities of red meat can put you at an increased risk for serious heart health problems. Red Meat, TMAO, and Heart Disease We have long suspected…

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