Could This Popular Drink Lower Your BP reading?

Resveratrol in Drinks like Red Wine HIGH blood pressure could be lowered by a molecule in a certain popular beverage, a new study has claimed. Should those with the condition try to lower their bp reading by enjoying the drink? High blood pressure could be lowered by red wine, a recent study published in the […]

High blood pressure warning: The sign in your eyes

What is High Blood Pressure Exactly? High blood pressure (HBP) is caused by narrowing blood vessels making the heart work harder to pump through the vessels. This increased workload causes a spike in bp readings, placing a strain on vital organs – and there is a sign in the eyes that could indicate someone has […]

SMART Health Goals: How to Achieve Success

Goal setting is a great tool for anyone looking to improve their health. Of course goals are vital for evaluating progress, but they have other benefits too. According to Harvard University, setting goals not only increases achievement, but improves motivation too. Research also shows that having a goal can help increase persistence, and make you […]

Superfoods: Health Heroes That Go Above and Beyond

What’s so super about superfoods? They may not sport a mask and cape, but these foods pack a powerful punch when it comes to protecting your health! While the superfoods label isn’t really a scientific term, research does support that nutrient-dense foods like kale, blueberries, and salmon are very helpful for our health and well-being. […]

Good Fats vs. Bad Fats: What You Need to Know

Are Fats Good or Not? Meet the Fat Family. Fats have a bad reputation. It’s the villain in all of our health woes, from heart disease to weight gain. But like most things in life, the story isn’t black and white. There’s definitely more than one side to it. Fat is a rich source of […]

Why You Should Track Your Health

Health Education Promotes Healthier Behavior What exactly is health education, you’re wondering? Health education promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention through voluntary behavioral changes – such as adopting a healthy diet, engaging in daily physical activity, managing stress effectively, and establishing healthy sleep habits. By focusing on prevention and behavior changes, it dramatically cuts down […]

4 Healthy Living Myths…Busted

Healthy living myths abound on the internet, and it’s not surprising given the speed at which scientific studies are published. One week protein is the healthiest food group, the next week it’s reported to cause cancer. In our fast-paced world, it can be hard to keep up with what’s a fact, and what’s fiction. So […]

4 Heart-Healthy Activities For The Family This Summer

We’re a month away from the September Equinox, signaling the end of summer and the beginning of fall. But most of us are still in the thick of the summer – unless you’re like us in the Bay Area, where summer doesn’t really start until Fall 😉  Keeping your kids (or grandkids) entertained throughout the summer […]

4 Heart-Healthy Activities To Do With Dad

Happy National Men’s Health Week and Father’s Day! This week is National Men’s Health Week, which aims to bring awareness to preventable health problems and encourage early detection of disease; and with Father’s Day just around the corner, this is our chance to help the Dad in your life stay healthy and on top of […]

How Does Your Heart Age Compare to Your Actual Age?

Based on the Framingham Heart Study, we’ve created a heart test to help you compare your actual age to your heart’s age. Continue below to learn the history and impact of the Framingham Heart Study, or begin taking the Heart Age test here. Age is a fairly easy number to calculate. People who know their […]

Know Your Heart Health: Fun Facts & Tips

The more you know, the more likely you’ll make better choices for your heart. That’s why we’re excited to share interesting and helpful facts and tips that will make you love your heart that much more! You don’t want to miss out these fun facts and tips in Heart Health Month! 1. We always knew […]

3 New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Accomplish With MOCAheart

So long, 2015 and hello 2016! As we start the new year with a bang, it’s only natural to think about goals and resolutions. Whether your resolution is to track your heart health consistently or to make sure Mom and Dad are taking care of their hearts, MOCAheart is the perfect companion to help you accomplish your goals […]

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