Are you Sleeping or Counting Sheep?

How well do you sleep?  Did you ever have a night when you just couldn’t sleep or you fell asleep and woke up hours before your alarm clock was set to go off?  I know I’ve had many nights like that and they aren’t fun, that’s for sure.

Sleep is very important; more important than most people realize.  Good sleeping patterns are essential to living a life of good general health and well-being.

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Healthy Heart, Healthy You!

February is National Heart Month and so I decided to write some facts that all of you should find helpful.

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), in 2008 heart disease caused almost 25% of deaths…that is one in every four people in the United States.  It is the leading cause for both men and women and about 785,000 Americans have their first heart attack every year.  47% of sudden cardiac deaths occur outside a hospital which suggests that many people with heart disease ignore early warning signs and therefore don’t take care of an early symptom.

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